In the early hours of Sunday morning Sky News reported on growing concerns about the degree to which the crash scene of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was being tampered with and compomised.
Hours later one of the broadcaster's own correspondents, Colin Brazier, was seen rummaging through the luggage of dead passengers. After pulling items out of the luggage and holding them up to the camera it belatedly dawned on Brazier that what he was doing was incredibly wrong.
"We shouldn't really be doing this," he was heard saying live on air, as he dropped some car keys back into the suitcase.
Sky News has now apologised for Brazier's actions. A statement said:
"Today whilst presenting from the site of the MH17 air crash Colin Brazier reflected on the human tragedy of the event and showed audiences the content of one of the victims' bags. Colin immediately recognised that this was inappropriate and said so on air. Both Colin and Sky News apologise profusely for any offence caused."