HUW Edwards’ wife, Vicky Flind, has publicly identified him as the BBC presenter involved in the recent controversy surrounding sexually explicit images of a minor. The revelation comes following a statement issued on behalf of Edwards, stating that the Metropolitan Police has found no evidence of any criminal offense committed by the presenter. Flind expressed that the past five days have been incredibly challenging for their family.
Flind further disclosed that Edwards is currently grappling with severe mental health issues and is undergoing in-patient treatment at a hospital. In a comprehensive statement, she addressed the recent media coverage and emphasized her primary concern for her husband’s well-being and the protection of their children. She urged for privacy for their family and all those affected by these distressing events.
It is worth noting that allegations initially surfaced in The Sun on July 7, claiming that a BBC presenter had paid a sum of £35,000 for sexually explicit images of a person who was underage at the time. The lawyer representing the individual at the center of these allegations has dismissed the claims on their behalf. While the parents of the person maintain their original assertions, a second individual has come forward, alleging that they received “threatening” messages from the presenter after meeting on a dating app. Additionally, a third person has reportedly accused the BBC presenter of violating lockdown rules by traveling to meet them.