Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall to appear in court

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall will today appear at a pre-trial hearing over allegations of historic sex offences.

Hall, 83, was initially charged with indecent assaults on three young girls dating between 1974 and 1984.

He then faced additional charges that he raped a woman in the 1970s and committed 14 sexual assaults against 10 further girls between 1967 and 1986.

Hall has strenuously denied any wrongdoing in previous public statements.

Hall will appear at Preston Crown Court from 10am.