Stuart Hall given extra two-and-a-half year jail sentence

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall was today ordered to serve an extra two years and six months in jail on top of a 30-month sentence for indecently assaulting girls as young as nine.

Hall 'could die in prison' after being locked up again

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall.
Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall. Credit: PA

Stuart Hall's lawyer has said he is in poor health and could die in prison.

Crispin Aylett QC said the stress of two criminal cases as well as an appeal over his sentence, had taken its toll.

He told Preston Crown Court: "For a man of 84, facing the prospect of dying in prison, the burden can scarcely be imagined."

Mr Aylett added Hall was suffering from "many of the infirmities which can be expected to accrue in later years."

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Hall 'took advantage' of victims after they were sick

Stuart Hall's mugshot.
Stuart Hall's mugshot. Credit: Lancashire Police/PA Wire

Stuart Hall "took advantage" of young girls after they were sick from drinking spirits.

Jailing him, Mr Justice Turner said Hall volunteered to clean them up but his intentions were 'much darker.'

He said: "You saw their condition not as a cause for concern but as an ideal opportunity to carry out acts of gross sexual molestation while they were at least partly incapacitated by drink."

The judge told him if he had committed the same offences now he would have faced a further eight years in jail but his "hands were tied."

Stuart Hall victim weeps as he is jailed

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

The latest victim of disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall wept in court today as he was sentenced for two sex attacks on her.

The woman was a young teenager when Hall first attacked her after creeping into her room at a dinner party.

Hall admitted that attack and was convicted of a further indecent assault on her when she was just 13.

Hall's actions were 'vile and horrible betrayal'

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall.
Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall. Credit: PA

A judge today branded former It's a Knockout presenter Stuart Hall's actions a "vile and horrible betrayal" as he was jailed for a further two years and six months.

The 84-year-old, who was convicted by Preston Crown Court of two counts of indecently assaulting an underage girl, was due to be released from prison in September.

But he will now not even be eligible for release until December 2015.

Passing sentence, Lord Justice Turner said: "It was an act of vile bravado and horrible betrayal."

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Stuart Hall jailed for extra two-and-a-half years

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

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall was today ordered to serve an extra two years and six months in jail on top of a 30-month sentence for indecently assaulting girls as young as nine.

The 84-year-old, who had his previous sentence doubled, pleaded guilty to a sex attack on a 13-year-old girl and was convicted of a further assault against her when she was underage.

He was cleared of 19 other charges at Preston Crown Court.

Hall serving 30 month sentence for indecent assaults

Stuart Hall is already serving a sentence of 30 months after previously admitting 14 counts of indecent assault against 13 girls aged nine to 17.

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

In his recent trial, Hall maintained that the two women who came forward had agreed to consensual sex.

Stuart Hall mouthed 'thank you' to jury after verdicts

Convicted paedophile Stuart Hall mouthed the words 'thank you' to the jury at Preston Crown Court after he was cleared of a string of rapes and sexual assaults.

Convicted paedophile Stuart Hall. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive

Hall, 84, was convicted of one indecent assault but cleared of 15 rapes and four other indecent assaults by a jury of eight women and four men.

After the verdicts, he was led away to the cells to continue serving his sentence for earlier offences.

Stuart Hall cleared of raping two young girls

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall has been cleared of raping two young girls.

Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

He was cleared of 15 counts of rape and four of indecent assault today by a jury at Preston Crown Court but he was convicted of one count of indecent assault.

At the beginning of his trial last week he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting one of the new complainants when she was aged 13.

The 84-year-old was not guilty of a string of historical allegations involving two under-age girls, dating back to the mid-1970s.

He is currently serving a 30-month jail term after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting 13 other young girls, one as young as nine, over a period of nearly 20 years.