Hall charged over three alleged offences in 70s and 80s

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Lancashire Police to charge Stuart Hall, 82, from Wilmslow, Cheshire with three charges of indecent assault following recent complaints to police about alleged incidents in the 1970s and 1980s.

Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall after he was made an Officer of the British Empire earlier this year. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The former It's a Knockout presenter has been released without charge on an allegation of rape and a further allegation of indecent assault.

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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.