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

Pat Hurst

Published 07/02/2013 | 07:41

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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.

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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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