DLT denies sex offences

Former Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis has appeared in court today. He pleaded not guilty to a string of sex offences.

Former DJ denies sex offences

Dave Lee Travis has appeared in court. Credit: PA images

Former Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis, who lives in Bedfordshire, has denied a string of indecent assault charges and one of sexual assault.

The 68-year-old, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, entered not guilty pleas at London's Southwark Crown Court to a total of 15 charges.

He is accused of 14 counts of indecent assault between 1976 and 2003, and one count of sexual assault in 2008.

Travis, of Mentmore in Leighton Buzzard, was first charged on August 15 as part of Operation Yewtree - the police investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

The accusations against Travis have no connection to the disgraced television presenter.

Travis was charged with a number of additional counts on October 1.

The former DJ, who is currently on bail, is due to stand trial on January 14. The hearing is expected to take between five and six weeks.