Family of BP boss under police protection: report

LONDON (BestGrowthStock) – BP boss Tony Hayward and his family are under police protection after receiving threats and hate mail from campaigners over the worst oil spill in U.S. history, London’s Evening Standard newspaper reported.

The report cited police sources in Kent, the English county where Hayward and his wife live, saying there was an “ongoing operation” to protect the BP chief executive, his wife and their two children.

Kent Police were not available for comment when contacted by Reuters.

BP has been attempting to stop oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico since an explosion on April 20 ruptured a well, causing an environmental disaster.

The oil giant said on Tuesday its latest attempt to stop the leak, a seabed containment cap to siphon off oil, recorded its highest oil capture rate on Monday.

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(Reporting by Sarah Young, editing by Will Waterman)

Family of BP boss under police protection: report