POLICE are looking for the men who interrupted a TV reporter’s broadcast by shouting “offensive remarks” and jumping in front of the camera last week.

Fiona Irving was covering the first day of Brighton and Hove’s bin strikes when seven men ran across the camera shouting and jeering.

Shouts were heard of “f*** her right in the p****” while the men cheered and ran past.

The reporter was left speechless as the live broadcast cut back to the studio.

Police are trying to find the men with a view to a potential prosecution under public order legislation.

Warning this video contains language that some viewers may find offensive.


A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Officers are continuing to investigate an incident in which a TV reporter was subjected to abuse and offensive remarks by a group of men in a Brighton street.

“Shortly after 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 October the reporter, from BBC South East Today, was speaking to camera in Roedale Road near the Hollingbury pub in Brighton, when several young men jumped in front of the camera and shouted abusive and offensive comments, some directed at the reporter, before running off.”

“Nobody was assaulted and there was no damage.

“An investigation is underway to identify and trace the men with a view to potential prosecutions under public order legislation.

“If you saw what happened and have any information that could help identify these men please contact Sussex Police, either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1293 of 06/10.”

The phrase “f*** her right in the p****” originated in 2014 after several viral videos were posted online in 2014.

The sentence originated as part of a fictitious news broadcast in the US, but soon became a common phrase for people to shout during real life broadcasts.

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