BBC apologizes after playing woman's screams over Pistorious murder trial report

"Apologies for a couple of technical problems during that news bulletin," said BBC radio host Vic Minett, after her show played audio of a woman's screaming over a report from the murder trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius. "a few odd things sneaking in there."

The "technical glitch" at BBC Coventy & Warwickshire resulted first in canine howls, then in the screams, which played as a reporter described Pistorious's admitted shooting of Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. The screams were followed by boos and other effects.

"There was a technical mistake where sound effects being prepared in another studio for an unrelated item were accidentally broadcast over the news bulletin," the BBC said in a follow-up statement.