Wednesday 22 November 2017

Radio DJ Neil Fox breaks down in court after he is cleared of fans' sexual assault claims

DJ Neil Fox arriving at Westminster Magistrates Court in London with his wife Vicky Fox
DJ Neil Fox arriving at Westminster Magistrates Court in London with his wife Vicky Fox

Ryan Wilkinson

Radio DJ Neil Fox has been cleared of sexually and indecently abusing young fans and colleagues, following his trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Fox, 54, broke down in tears as the verdicts were delivered at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Choking back tears after being cleared of sexually and indecently abusing young fans and colleagues, radio DJ Neil Fox said: "This case has once again raised concerns about how high profile cases such as this have been investigated by the CPS."

Reading the verdicts during a four minute hearing, chief magistrate Howard Riddle said the victims were believable but that the bench "could not be sure that in the context it was a criminal offence".

The former Capital FM host and ex-Pop Idol judge faced a string of indecent assault and sexual assault charges in relation to alleged offences that dated back to the 1980s, against women and girls as young as 14.

Press Association

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