engine - 2:14 pm on Jan 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
>there was me thinking I had missed last weeked episode of Sherlock
Hehe, I wish I was that good! What a great show - can't wait for the next three.
Seriously, where did those backlinks come from? Did you do them, or was it automated, or was it malicious? Those are the questions i'd want to know. Depending on the type of link, just like asking for a link, you could try asking for link removal. Where do the links point, home page or subfolder? If it's to a specific page, can you remove/rename the page so the link is broken?
I'd try all those things and wouldn't go down the legal side without trying that first.
Clearly, Bing seems to have blacklisted that neigbourhood as bad.