DLT in court on assault charges

DJ Dave Lee Travis from Bedfordshire is in court facing 11 charges of counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault against nine alleged victims.

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DLT: I have the support of my family

Travis leaves court Credit: PA

Leaving court, Travis, of Mentmore in Bedfordshire, said: "I am supported by my wife and friends. My wife is not here today and the reason that she is not here today is because I detest hare-coursing."

After the short hearing, he told reporters inside the court building that he could not talk about the case.He said: "I either talk for a long time or I don't, and at the moment I'm not talking."

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

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.

His lawyer Martin Bale indicated to the court that he would plead not guilty to the charges.

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DLT: "I'm making no comment"

DLT arrives at court this morning Credit: ean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images

DJ Dave Lee Travis, 68, spoke briefly as he arrived at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning.

He said: "I'm not protesting anything, I've got nothing to say. I'd like to speak for three hours to everybody to tell you the story."I'm making no comment."

DLT in court on assault charges

Dave Lee Travis, 68, from Bedfordshire, faces the following charges:

  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1977.
  • Two offences of indecent assault relating to a girl, aged 15, in 1977.
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 19, in 1978.
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged between 26 and 28, on a date between 1981 and 1983
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 18, in 1983.
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged between 19 and 20,on a date in 1985.
  • One offence of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged 22, in 1990.
  • Three offences of indecent assault relating to a woman, aged between 26 and 29, from 2000 to 2003.
  • One offence of sexual assault relating to a woman, aged 23, in 2007

DJ arrives in court to face assault charges

DLT makes court appearance Credit: PA

DJ Dave Lee Travis has arrived at court to face 11 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault against nine alleged victims.

Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, is accused of committing the offences between 1977 and 2007 against alleged victims aged between 15 and 29.

The 68-year-old from Mentmore in Bedfordshire, denies the charges.

He was charged as part of Operation Yewtree, the police investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, but the accusations against Travis have no connection to the disgraced television presenter.

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