Tuesday 12 December 2017

'Unduly lenient' DJ Dave Lee Travis sentence review

Dave Lee Travis
Dave Lee Travis

Neil Lancefield

THE sentence handed to disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis, has been referred to the Attorney General's Office on the grounds that it is "unduly lenient".

The former Radio 1 star walked free from court despite being found guilty of groping a young researcher behind the scenes at The Mrs Merton Show.

He was sentenced to three months in prison suspended for two years by judge Anthony Leonard QC at London's Southwark Crown Court on Friday.

A spokesman for the Attorney General's Office said yesterday: "The case has been referred to us under the unduly lenient sentence scheme." He revealed that four members of the public have contacted the Attorney General's Office to complain about the sentence.

A decision on whether to refer the case to the Court of Appeal will be made by October 24. The trial heard that the former Top Of The Pops presenter got a ''weird sexual thrill'' when he indecently assaulted the woman.

Irish Independent

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