TV presenter Jennie Bond today said the Jill Dando case was a “tragedy from every perspective”.
Ms Bond, who announced the news of Miss Dando’s death on the BBC, said there were no winners at all in the situation.
She said it was “dreadfully difficult” and “hard for her friends to take”.
Ms Bond said it was “chilling” to think the real killer was out there and that “there was somebody out there who shot her dead in such a cold-hearted way”.
Speaking after Barry George was cleared of Miss Dando’s murder, Ms Bond also said the situation was a tragedy for him.
Ms Bond said she had worked alongside Miss Dando for a number of years and said the “whole newsroom was in a state of trauma” when the news of her death broke.
She said: “She was a very popular part of the newsroom.
“She did not sit in an ivory tower as a newsreader.”