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Silly string sprayed at Fiona Bruce

Two men were arrested and fined after spraying the newsreader and television presenter Fiona Bruce with aerosol string during filming of an episode of the Antiques Roadshow.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the two men, aged 42 and 32, were arrested for common assault after targeting the presenter as she was making an episode of the popular BBC show at Hartland Abbey, near Bideford in north Devon, on 7 July. The men were each issued with a £80 fine.

A BBC spokeswoman said neither the corporation nor Ms Bruce, who started presenting the show in 2008, would comment on the arrests.