Thursday 22 February 2018

Jailed TV star Stuart Hall faces new sex allegations

Stuart Hall: described as an ‘opportunistic predator’
Stuart Hall: described as an ‘opportunistic predator’

Fresh allegations have emerged against disgraced former BBC presenter Stuart Hall after he was jailed for indecent assault against young girls, police have confirmed.

Lancashire Police said they are working "closely" with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after receiving the allegations. No further details have been given but Hall is reported to be facing five further allegations including the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl.

"We can confirm that we have received further allegations against Mr Hall and we are working closely with the Crown Prosecution Service to determine the most appropriate course of action," a Lancashire Police spokesman said.

"We take all allegations of sexual abuse seriously and we would encourage people with any information about sexual abuse or who have been a victim of sexual abuse to come forward and report their concerns confident in the knowledge it will be investigated appropriately and with sensitivity."

Hall's victims welcomed a move last week by Attorney General Dominic Grieve to refer his prison sentence to the Court of Appeal for being too soft.

The 83-year-old, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, was jailed last month for 15 months after admitting 14 counts of indecent assault against girls as young as nine between 1967 and 1987.

More than 150 people demanded that the Attorney General's Office refer the It's A Knockout presenter's sentence to the Court of Appeal for being "'unduly lenient''.

Press Association

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