A legal chambers has said it is "shocked" at calls by one of its barristers for the age of consent to be lowered to 13 in a bid to end the "persecution of old men".
In an article for online publication Spiked, Barbara Hewson, a barrister at Hardwicke chambers, said crimes by disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall - were "low-level misdemeanours"
Hall recently admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged just nine.
In a statement, Hardwicke said: "We are shocked by the views expressed in Barbara Hewson's article in Spiked.
"We did not see or approve the article pre-publication and we completely dissociate ourselves from its content and any related views she may have expressed via social media or any other media outlets."
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