So here is a little public speculation. There is an armed and exceptionally dangerous gunman loose in Northumbria. He has declared war on the police and has already killed a man and shot two others including a policeman. The story leads the BBC website. The police believe they have the fugitive tied down to quite a small area of woodland. There are armed police, armoured vehicles and all sorts in the area.
Yet the Radio 4 BBC 6 o'clock news does not lead with this story. It has two other very long pieces which take up 15 minutes first.
So I am wondering whether police did a deal with the BBC and are using radio direction finding equipment to target the gunman. He is probably able to listen to the radio news on a small receiver. I wonder whether police are anticipating he will want to listen to news about himself. I would imagine they would need a short period to triangulate signals and then a more extended period to check them.
If he is caught in the next few hours that would boost my speculation into something more concrete. If not then he is smarter than he looks or the BBC genuinely think that speculation over a possible US Russian spy swap is more important than reassuring the thousands of civilians in the area who await news and are scared for their safety.
Time will tell.