Thanks - shame it is bad news
It certainly seems that if that is the case it is not worth paying for it to be repaired - as it looks like a new compressor alone will cost around £120 - not inc labour etc
It is a shame because I really love the desgin of the Beko F/F - and the size was spot on for my needs. It seems such a waste and terrible for the enviroment to have to buy a new fridge after such a short space of time.
I have contacted BEKO and they are considering sending out an engineer as a good will gesture - so fingers crossed I might get a free reapir - however - I will expect that to break down in another 18 months!