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Victims of disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall have welcomed the Attorney General's decision to refer the former presenter's sentence to the Court of Appeal for review, following complaints it was too lenient.
Alan Collins, from law firm Pannone, who is representing 17 of Hall's victims, said:
"We do echo the view of many sexual abuse victims and groups representing them that sentences should reflect the seriousness of the crimes committed and the decision to review Stuart Hall's sentence is to be welcomed.
"We await the court's decision with great interest."
The Attorney General referred the disgraced TV presenter's case after receiving about 150 complaints arguing Hall's sentence was "unduly lenient".
Hall was jailed for 15 months in June after admitting 14 counts of indecent assault, relating to girls aged between nine and 17.
Shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry has welcomed Dominic Grieve's decision to refer veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall's sentence to the Court of Appeal.
Ms Thornberry said: "A sentence of 15 months does not appear to reflect the gravity of his crimes, which included a sexual assault on a girl as young as nine.
"We need to be confident that the criminal justice system takes child abuse seriously".
The Attorney General has decided to refer veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall's sentence to the Court of Appeal for review after more than 150 people complained to his office.
A spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office said:
The Attorney General has decided to refer the sentence of disgraced veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall to the Court of Appeal for review following complaints that it was unduly lenient, a spokeswoman said.
Hall was jailed for 15 months after admitting 14 counts of indecent assault, relating to girls aged between nine and 17.