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BBC presenter Gosling gives dead lover's name to police

Ray Gosling
Mr Gosling said he did not regret killing his lover

BBC television presenter Ray Gosling says he has told police the identity of the former lover he smothered to death.

The 70-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder after describing in a documentary how he carried out the mercy killing of the man.

Mr Gosling, from Nottingham, was released on bail and is due to report back to police in April.

He has said the man had Aids and was in severe pain. He said that he would not be making any further comment.

He was released following questioning by detectives for more than 30 hours in custody.

'Terrible situation'

The Nottingham filmmaker said earlier that he had made a pact with his lover to act if his suffering increased.

In the film, which was broadcast last week on Inside Out East Midlands, he said: "It's a terrible situation. I loved him to bits.

"We had a pact - he said if the pain gets bad and if nothing can be done, don't let him linger on.

"I picked up the pillow and smothered him until he was dead. When you love someone, it is difficult to see them suffer."

He added: "I don't think it's a crime."

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