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Feb 17, 2010 at 11:36pm IST

UK TV reporter arrested after mercy killing

London: British police say they have arrested a TV reporter on suspicion of murder after he claimed to have smothered his dying lover in an act of mercy.

Ray Gosling said this week in a BBC TV program that he killed the man, who had AIDS, to end his suffering.

The 70-year-old journalist did not say where or when the incident took place. He said he believed he had made the right decision and had no regrets.

CONFESSION: Ray Gosling said this week in a BBC TV program that he killed a man as a mercy killing.

Nottinghamshire Police said on Wednesday that they had arrested a 70-year-old Nottingham man on suspicion of murder.

They did not mention Gosling by name, but said the arrest followed comments on the BBC's "Inside Out" program Monday evening.

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