BBC announces investigation into Stuart Hall conduct

The BBC has announced the corporation will now launch a separate investigation covering the conduct of the disgraced presenter Stuart Hall.

Chairman Lord Patten had previously said there would be no separate inquiry.

He had said that a review into the Jimmy Savile scandal would look at how Hall gained access to his victims.

In light of a potential conflict of interest with Dame Janet Smith there will be a freestanding investigation covering Stuart Hall's conduct at the BBC which will feed into her Review. This work will be led by a different individual appointed by the BBC.

– BBC statement

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