Barclay twins challenge law

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The secretive brothers David and Frederick Barclay yesterday launched a High Court challenge against the Broadcasting Complaints Commission after their Channel Island home was "invaded" by reporter John Sweeney, who was making the media programme The Spin.

The twins, 61, who spent millions building a Gothic castle on the uninhabited island, of Brecqhou lodged a protest with the commission last year, but were told nothing could be done until after the programme had been broadcast.

The pair are now seeking a judicial review of the section of the Broadcasting Act which governs the BCC's powers. Mr Justice Sedley reserved his ruling to a later date. Charlie Bain