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BBC inquiry into security breach

An investigation into security at the BBC has been set up after a drunk man was able to walk into the corporation's television centre in Shepherd's Bush, west London, and wander around while John Major was being interviewed, it emerged yesterday.

The 40-year-old intruder entered the BBC offices despite the posting of extra police and security guards for the Prime Minister's appearance on Breakfast with Frost on Sunday.

The man was wrestled to the ground by security guards. A BBC spokeswoman said: "We take the incident very seriously." Police later released the man without charge.