October 2002

Pervert worked on Anglia TV’s Trisha

A PERVERT jailed for acting out his fantasies with a teenage girl, had worked as an autocue operator on Anglia TV’s Trisha show, it has been revealed.

As reported in the Evening News earlier this week, Paul Britt, 31, of Raymond Close, Hellesdon, was jailed for two years and placed on the sex offenders register for life, after admitting two counts of indecent assault, five of taking indecent photographs, and five of making indecent photographs.

Norwich Crown Court was told that Britt — a runner working for Anglia Television in Norwich — had become obsessed with child porn after viewing it via the internet.

He used the girl when she was aged between 12 and 14 to act out child pornography scenes he had seen on the Internet.

A spokesman for Anglia Television based in Norwich said the company had investigated Britt’s involvement in their own computer system and found nothing to link his activities with his job.

Britt had worked on a temporary, freelance basis within Anglia Television’s Studio Production Centre, on Magdalen Street. The spokesman said: “He was not an employee of the company, but was contracted on a casual basis. He worked within the newsroom and also as a fill-in auto-cue operator on the Trisha programme on occasions.

“Though Mr Britt would have access to standard computer equipment within the company, this is strictly monitored, both by Anglia’s IT department and through a central Granada IT system to ensure that no staff members access or forward unsuitable materials. However, on being informed of the police investigation into Mr Britt, Anglia Television happily assisted in carrying out further checks of all its equipment and discovered nothing untoward.”