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Dave Lee Travis: Verdicts 'not a victory in any way'

Dave Lee Travis told reporters outside court: "I'm not over the moon about any of this today.

"I don't feel like there's a victory in any way shape or form."

Dave Lee Travis speaks to reporters outside court after he was acquitted of 12 charges

He also said that he had "been through a year-and-a-half of hell" and that he had spent so much money on the trial that he had to sell his house.

"I did lose my reputation as well, which I may try and get back later," he added.


Dave Lee Travis shows no reaction as verdicts read out

Dave Lee Travis showed no reaction and looked straight ahead as the verdicts were read out in court today.

The 68-year-old was allowed to remain seated as the verdicts were passed and listened with the aid of headphones, as he had done during the four weeks of evidence.

His wife Marianne supported him from the public gallery as the verdicts were announced but did not show any emotion.

She sat next to Margaret Merritt, Travis's personal assistant in the 1970s, who gave evidence as a defence witness.

Dave Lee Travis could face retrial for two charges

The jury failed to reach verdicts on two of the charges against Dave Lee Travis and were discharged at Southwark Crown Court today.

Travis, 68, showed no reaction as the verdicts were read out, looking straight ahead.

Dave Lee Travis on the final day of his trial at Southwark Crown Court in London Credit: Priscilla Coleman

The eight female and four male jurors had been deliberating for around 20 hours after the four-week trial.

There will be a further hearing at the same court on February 24 to decide if there should be a retrial of the two outstanding charges.


CPS receives Jim Davidson and Dave Lee Travis files

Prosecutors have received full files of evidence in relation to DJ Dave Lee Travis, Jim Davidson and a 53-year-old man who was arrested on 2nd January.

Prosecutors have received full files of evidence in relation to Jim Davidson. Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

They have also given early investigative advice to police in relation to Rolf Harris, Freddie Starr and Gary Glitter.

DJ DLT denies any wrong-doing in media statement

Dave Lee Travis has told the media he has not been charged by police and his "conscience is clear."

The DJ, who was re-arrested by Savile police over further allegations of sexual assault on Monday, denied any wrong-doing and said his reputation had been "tarnished" and "dragged through the mud".

Dave Lee Travis was arrested on Monday as he answered bail following his arrest in November.

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