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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:
The BBC has announced it will hold a 'stand-alone' inquiry into the disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall.
The 83 year old from Cheshire admitted indecently assaulting thirteen girls aged between 9 and 17 years old.
He will be sentenced next month.
There will not be a second inquiry in to how disgraced TV star Stuart Hall was able to abuse his victims while working at the BBC, the chairman of the corporation's trust said today.
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.
The broadcaster Stuart Hall has been labelled an ''opportunistic predator'' after he admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls - the youngest of them just nine years old.
Hall, who's 83, at first strenuously denied he'd done anything wrong.
Ashley Derricott reports:
Broadcaster Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty to 14 sexual offences.
The 83 year old from Cheshire admitted his guilt last month but it could only be revealed today after reporting restrictions were lifted.
Our Correspondent Ashley Derricott has the latest.
The BBC has said it would not be featuring Stuart Hall again in its programmes. He was a regular contributor to Radio 5 Live prior to his arrest.
In a statement, the BBC said: "In light of today's events, Stuart Hall will no longer be contracted by the BBC."
The BBC says it is appalled by the disgraceful actions of Stuart Hall and says it has sympathy with his victims. It won't say if any allegations were made to the BBC at any time.
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The BBC has announced a separate inquiry into how Stuart Hall was able to abuse his victims while working for the corporation.
There will not be a second inquiry in to how disgraced TV star Stuart Hall was able to abuse his victims while working at the BBC