LSE student union: BBC used North Korea trip as a 'ruse'

Representatives of the London School of Economics have reacted angrily to the revelation Credit: Johnny Green/PA

The head of the LSE student union has attacked the BBC accusing it of organising a student trip to North Korea "potentially as a ruse for them to get into North Korea".

Alex Peters-Day told BBC News: "We don't know what could have happened to those students [if it had been discovered that were accompanying BBC journalists] and crucially neither does the BBC".

She called on the BBC to pull the programme, which is due to air on Monday, and also demanded a full apology.