Belfast Telegraph

ITV: IRA film was from video game

ITV has admitted that a documentary about the IRA mistakenly used a scene from a video game and claimed it was a real IRA attack.

Monday night's Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA discussed how deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sent weapons to the IRA in the mid-1980s.

The documentary lifted footage from the internet that shows a clip from a military simulation game called Arma II, but described it incorrectly as footage of a 1988 IRA attack on a British Army helicopter.

An ITV spokesman said: "The events featured in Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA were genuine but it would appear that during the editing process the correct clip of the 1988 incident was not selected and other footage was mistakenly included in the film by producers. This was an unfortunate case of human error for which we apologise."


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