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Dave Lee Travis 'supported by wife' as contests sex charges

Dave Lee Travis has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Former radio DJ Dave Lee Travis said his wife is standing by him as he faces allegations of sex offences.

The 68 year old appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today where he indicated that he will plead not guilty to 11 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

Travis was released on bail with the conditions that he lives at his home in Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, and does not contact the alleged victims.

ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

Leaving the court after the short hearing, Travis told the media scrum outside, "My wife is not here today and the reason that she is not here today is because I detest hare-coursing."

"I either talk for a long time or I don't, and at the moment I'm not talking," Travis added.

He is accused of committing the offences between 1977 and 2007 against alleged victims aged between 15 and 29.

Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, has denied any wrongdoing since he was first arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in November last year.

He will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on 6 September.