Bbc business reporter ben

The feat drew a large crowd to Fort William - and there are hopes that a new statue will help bring more visitors to the town.

Bbc business reporter ben

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Luckily he escaped with his manhood intact but he was in constant fear of abduction - even being told he would be good target in rare interview with a notorious kidnap gang.

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Venezuela is a country in turmoil with law and order collapsing, hyperinflation crippling the economy and record levels of crime and murder on the street. BBC Documentary maker Ben travelled to the country earlier this year to try to understand what life is like in the unstable country.

Whilst in Venezuela earlier this year Ben visited a " Colectivo" - one of the groups set up by the late president Hugo Chavez to "protect" socialism. They are suspicious of foreign media but Ben did not expect the threat he got when questioning the leader of one group.

bbc business reporter ben

The gang promise violence to all opponents Image: BBC The gang defended their violent lifestyle Image: Clearly incensed by the line of questioning he responded: He then ended the interview and ushered the film crew away. Ben was shocked to find a murdered body being ignored by commuters Image: BBC But worse was to come when he went to interview violent kidnap gang.

He was warned by his translator that if he said the wrong thing the gang would have no qualms about killing him. To protect the gang Ben and his team were told to leave their phones behind keep their camera hidden and were taken to a house to meet the gang on the back of motorbikes then searched at gunpoint for tracking devices.

Throughout the interview the gang members wore bandanas over their faces and waved their guns around.

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Many think Western TV channels are negative Image: BBC The interview soon turned sour Image: BBC The gang joked that Ben would be a good person to kidnap because he was a reporter. Explaining a typical scenario they told him: However messes with us, we will kill them.

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