Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/12/suspect_seized/

ITV challenges Beeb for cheap innuendo crown

'Butt seized by terror police'

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 12th May 2008 09:39 GMT

It appears ITV is not prepared to take the BBC's challenge for the schoolboy innuendo headline crown lying down, and on Saturday offered up its pitch for the title:

'Butt seized by terror police', says ITV

Not bad, but aficionados of the genre will, of course, see that ITV has missed a trick here in not rendering this as "Terror police grab Butt". We direct its leader writers to this classic for pointers in how to raise their game. ®