Hall admits indecent assaults

Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty to 14 indecent assaults against girls aged between 9 and 17.

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BBC inquiry into Stuart Hall abuse

A new inquiry has been announced into the disgraced TV star Stuart Hall.

The 83 year from Cheshire is awaiting sentence for a series of indecent assaults while working at the BBC.

The corporation's ordered what it calls a "freestanding" investigation into his conduct, Ralph Blunsom reports:

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Report: Hall accused of move to avoid victims payout

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Disgraced TV star Stuart Hall has been accused of avoiding a payout to his child abuse victims by signing over his £1.2 million house to wife, it has been reported in the Daily Telegraph.

Hall made the transfer in February, just weeks before he admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

A solicitor representing some of Hall's victims labelled the move "cynical".

The former BBC It's A Knockout Star told the Daily Telegraph that he gave his wife, Hazel, full ownership of their home in Cheshire because he has a heart defect.

"I have got an extreme heart condition and at any moment I'm liable to pop off," he said.

Asked whether he would give his victims compensation, he said: "That's lawyer talk."

Victims of the shamed veteran broadcaster have instructed Alan Collins, a partner at law firm Pannone and a specialist in sexual abuse cases, to pursue civil action in relation to injuries and harm suffered.

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