Family at centre of Huw Edwards allegations 'still suffering'

The family at the centre of allegations against former BBC newsreader Huw Edwards have said they are "still suffering".

The mother of the young person involved has said the family had "so many questions" after his resignation from the BBC was announced on Monday.

Speaking to The Sun, she said Edwards's resignation wasn't "the end for us".

The BBC said Edwards had stepped aside "on the basis of medical advice from his doctors".

It brought to an end a 40-year career at the broadcaster, which included fronting coverage of the 2019 General Election and major national events such as the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the King's coronation.

Edwards allegedly paid a young person for sexually explicit photographs.

The 62-year-old was not named in initial reports but has been absent from screens since the story first broke.

After days of intense social media speculation, Edwards's wife Vicky Flind named him as the BBC star at the centre of the allegations in July last year.

She said he was receiving in-patient hospital care and suffering "serious mental health issues".

The Metropolitan Police confirmed after initial investigations that it would not be taking further action as it did not believe any criminal activity had taken place.

The young person at the centre of the story said in a letter to BBC News, via their lawyers, that nothing inappropriate or unlawful had happened.

In February, the BBC apologised to the family involved in the furore.

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In a statement released on Monday, the BBC confirmed Edwards had left the corporation.

"After 40 years of service, Huw has explained that his decision was made on the basis of medical advice from his doctors," the statement continued.

"The BBC has accepted his resignation, which it believes will allow all parties to move forward. We don't believe it appropriate to comment further."

The BBC confirmed Edwards resigned with immediate effect and there was no pay-off.