The BBCs 'Children In Need' fund-raising programme ended in confusion this evening, after leaked documents suggested that high-ranking BBC officials and directors of the stricken Northern Rock bank had conspired to divert donations to an offshore Northern Rock account.
It is believed that a number of arrests have been made this evening and it is understood that police have raided the Head Office of Northern Rock and removed a quantitiy of documents and computer discs.
It is likely that share dealing in Northern Rock will be suspended when the Stock Exchange opens on Monday.
No-one at the BBC or Northern Rock was available for comment this evening. It is believed that all directors of the bank are currently abroad.