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'.

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Hall's lawyer: 'Stuart sincerely regrets his actions'

Sex offender Stuart Hall "sincerely regrets his actions", his lawyers have said in a statement.

In a statement on his behalf, Brabners Chaffe Street said: "Stuart Hall confirms that he has pleaded guilty to fourteen charges of indecent assault.

BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall. Credit: Press Association

"Mr Hall deeply and sincerely regrets his actions. He wishes to issue an unreserved apology to the individuals concerned. He now accepts his behaviour and actions were completely wrong and he is very remorseful.

"Mr Hall also wishes to apologise to his family, friends and supportive members of the public for whom he has high regard and respect.

"The last five months have been a strain and an ordeal for his family, who are standing by him. He asks for privacy during the next few weeks and he emphasises that he is contrite and faces punishment with fortitude and remorse.

"Mr Hall will not be making any further comment at this stage."

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