Kay Burley criticised for 'cruel' April Jones news report
The Sky News host was approached by two search volunteers during her report, one of whom was yet to be told the news that Mark Bridger had been arrested on suspicion of the 5-year-old's murder.
"They [the police] don't expect to find her alive," Burley said. "I'm sorry to have to tell you in circumstances like this... would you like to say anything?"
Labour MP Tom Watson tweeted: "Kay Burley: Insensitive bordering on cruel. Is breaking news so important that you have to forget your humanity?"
Many other Twitter users also expressed their dismay at Burley's controversial actions, with Ofcom confirming that it has already received viewer complaints.
Burley previously came under fire in 2010 for making Peter Andre cry after probing him about Katie Price's then-new husband Alex Reid and the role he would play in Andre's children's lives.