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Stuart Hall victim 'could not believe' length of sentence

Amy', who wants to remain anonymous, spoke exclusively to ITV News. Photo: ITV News

One of Stuart Hall's victims exclusively told ITV News "justice has not been done" after the veteran broadcaster was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

"Amy", who wants to remain anonymous, said she "could not believe" the length of Hall's sentence.

Amy's immediate reaction:

“I was purposely out today because I knew what the reaction would be, and when I got the call to say he’d only got 15 months, I just could not believe it. I was dumbfounded that that is how justice is done in this country”.

On the length of Hall’s 15-month sentence:

“That's not justice really is it? The judge having taken a comparison out of all of them. Fifteen months is what he went along with. That’s not justice".

Stuart Hall was sentenced to 15 months in jail. Credit: Lancashire Police

The sentence she would have liked to see him get:

“I would have said at least four years, knowing he would have got less than that. Justice hasn’t been done. This is a case standing out for the nation for future trials - it's just not right, justice has not been done”.

On what the sentence says about the justice system as a whole:

“It’s a mockery. It's not helping any future cases at all. It's not helping the victims. It's just giving people like Stuart Hall a slap on the wrist and it’s not showing that we’re not going to tolerate this kind of thing in this country any more.

"What can you say? It's not helping the future of the country with these sorts of cases”.

Stuart Hall pictured arriving at Preston Crown Court this morning. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

How she feels when she thinks about his recent actions:

“For him to stand there in February and say what he did about the victims, that we were lying. We've spent all these months knowing we were telling the truth. He's the one who's got away with it.

Why didn’t he just own up to what happened there and then instead of us having months and months of knowing we were right? But still he hasn’t got a punishment. He hasn’t been punished and we’ve got to carry that with us.

"To know that justice hasn’t been done. And for him it will just be like going away to work. We have carried that with us. He was just playing a game and he's got away with it”.

Amy's message to people who might downplay the importance of this case:

“At the end of the day he's done wrong, he’s done wrong to women and this country we have to be seen to be doing something for future generations. We are women and we are not here to be mistreated, violated in any sexual way”.

Attorney General Dominic Grieve has received complaints about the length of Hall's sentence. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Her message to Attorney General Dominic Grieve:

“I can't see anything coming out of this case itself. They're not going to change their minds. They haven't made an example of Stuart Hall at all.

But what should be happening is they shouldn't be so lenient in the future. They should let the case run its full term and look into each individual thing that’s happened in depth and not let people like him out on the streets to say people are liars. We’re not liars.

These men do these things to women and they will try for as long as they can to get away with it. The court has to be seen to be standing with women and making sure this sort of thing isn’t going to happen for future generations.

“As a woman I just want to know that in the future justice will be done towards these people who commit these crimes … It’s what happens to women in their mindset.

"What does it do to us? We don’t know how it’s affected our lives mentally. At the end of the day, 40 years down the line, things could have been different. I feel betrayed in that he should have been in court a long time ago.

"Let’s hope this is going to make courts think about how they’re going to dish out sentences in the future”.

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