Former broadcaster Stuart Hall is in court charged with the historical rapes of two young girls.
The claims against the 83 year old from Cheshire relate to two girls aged between 11 or 12 and 16 at the time. The rapes are alleged to have taken place in the 1970's an 80's.
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