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Charity Stunt Injury Radio DJ Wins Claim

Posted on: July 14th, 2011

A former BBC Radio Leeds disc-jockey has settled a compensation claim against his former employees following an incident at a charity event which left him hospitalised.

Alex Belfield, aged 31 of Mansfield, Nottingham, was broadcasting from a Children in Need charity event at the Odsal Stadium in Bradford when he was tackled by two members of the Bradford Bulls Rugby league team. With no prior warning of the stunt, Mr Belfield was unprepared for the impact of the tackle, which left him with severe cuts and bruises requiring hospital treatment.

After seeking legal counsel, Mr Belfield sued the BBC for a “lack of care” which amounted to bullying and in an out-of-court settlement, the BBC agreed an injury compensation payment believed to be in the region of 2,500 pounds.