Jack Lundin denies Bunhill allegations: Bunhill

OH DEAR. The investigative journalist Jack Lundin sounds decidedly more ordinary in real life than he was in the imagination of my colleague Richard Thomson (Bunhill, 7 August 1994). Lundin has just resurfaced to point out that the article contained misconceptions: Among them were that he performed amputations without anaesthetic in Biafra, walked out of the Observer because someone moved his desk a couple of feet, and kept two tape recorders hidden about his person. And the final point, that he was a lodger in the flat of Brian Sewell, art critic extraordinaire? Well, says Lundin, it is true that "for a couple of years I rented the chill, damp attic of his enormous Kensington mansion". But virtually their only meansof communication was by notes from Sewell (in black if routine, in red ink if peeved).

And why the delay in complaining? Well, Lundin - who broke the story of Helen Smith, the nurse who died in mysterious circumstances in Jeddah - has only just returned to London after a

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