Breakfast television viewers left ‘fuming’ after section on Finn’s law pulled from programme

Finn re-united with PC Wardell after their ordeal

Finn re-united with PC Wardell after their ordeal - Credit: Archant

A social media row has broken out after a section about the Finn’s Law petition was pulled from the Good Morning Britain breakfast television programme this morning.

Twitter row

Twitter row - Credit: Archant

Former Met & North Yorks police officer Mike Pannett and former Herts police dog handler Mark Tasker were lined-up by the show to talk about the importance of the proposed Finn’s Law, which would see police dogs and horses given equal status with police officers so that criminal assault charges can be brought against anyone who attacks them.

When it was made clear at the last minute that they were no longer going to be on the show and presenter Piers Morgan interviewed guest Boy George, people took to Twitter and other social media sites claiming he had deliberately cancelled the item to fulfil a ‘lifelong dream’ of singing with the star.

One viewer posted: “I’ll turn it off then, was only waiting to see Finn, obviously they think Boy George is more important, pathetic!”

The Finn’s Law twitter account which is backing the petition posted: “Apologies ladies and gents – @GMB interview pulled due to other news. More media later. Sorry.”

Good Morning Britain later tweeted: “We’re sorry we didn’t get to have you on today’s show - but looking forward to seeing you later on in the week.”

The petition now has more than 75,000 signatures and can be found here.