A victim of sexual exploitation felt “sick” when her name was mistakenly broadcast on BBC radio, a court has heard.

The woman, who has lifelong anonymity by law, told Sheffield Magistrates’ Court in a witness statement that she went into a “full meltdown” and was “panicking and crying” when reporter Rickin Majithia said her name during his coverage of one of the Rotherham sex abuse trials.

Mr Majithia’s editor at the BBC Asian Network Arif Ansari, is accused of breaching the Sexual Offences Act 1992, which entitles every victim of a sexual offence anonymity for life.

The court heard that Mr Majithia, listened as the victim gave evidence during the abuse trial at Sheffield Crown Court last Feburary.