Broadcaster Stuart Hall in court

Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall is appearing before Preston Magistrates this morning accused of sexual abuse against girls, the youngest aged 8. He denies all charges.

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CPS: Hall released on bail to appear at court in January

Following investigations by Lancashire Police into allegations of sexual assault by Stuart Hall I have reviewed all the evidence that they have gathered and have authorised Lancashire police to charge him with three counts of indecent assault.

The charges are that between 1 September 1974 and 31 December 1974 he indecently assaulted a woman who was then aged 16 or 17 years, that between 1 January 1983 and 31 December 1983 he indecently assaulted a girl then aged 8 or 9 years, and that between 1 July 1984 and 27 September 1984 he indecently assaulted a girl then aged 13 years. He has been bailed to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on 7 January 2013.

This decision is made in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and I have concluded that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that it is in the public interest to prosecute this case.

– John Dilworth, Head of CPS North West Complex Casework Unit

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