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Sunday 20 April 2014

BBC star Stuart Hall faces court on charges of rape and child sex assaults

Broadcaster Stuart Hall who will appear in court today accused of rape and a series of indecent assaults

VETERAN BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall will appear in court today accused of rape and a series of indecent assaults.

Hall is to go before Preston Magistrates' Court after being charged with the offences by Lancashire Police last month.

 

The 83-year-old is accused of one count of rape allegedly committed in 1976 against a 22-year-old woman and 14 offences of indecent assault against 10 girls aged between nine and 16 which allegedly took place between 1967 and 1986.

 

He has been a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for half a century and was last year awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.

 

His eccentric and erudite football match summaries have made him a cult figure on BBC Radio 5 Live.

 

Hall is due to appear at Preston Magistrates' Court later today.

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