CPS: Broadcaster Hall was an 'opportunistic predator'

A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service has described Stuart Hall as an "opportunistic predator" after it was revealed the broadcaster had pleaded guilty to 14 indecent assaults.

The media record Stuart Hall's arrival at a court hearing in January. Credit: Press Association

He said: "The evidence of the victims clearly established a pattern of behaviour which was unlawful and with no innocent explanation."

He added the victims did not know each other and their evidence was "strikingly similar".

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Hall sentence to be reviewed

The Attorney General's office is to review Stuart Hall's sentence after the broadcaster was jailed for 15 months at Preston Crown Court for 14 counts of indecent assault against girls as young as nine. Labour said the sentence was 'unduly lenient'.