Labour calls for increase in Stuart Hall's sentence

Shadow crime and security minister Diana Johnson has urged the Attorney General to increase Stuart Hall's sentence.

Shadow Minister Diana Johnson MP Credit: Daybreak

The Attorney General's Office yesterday confirmed a review of the 15-month jail sentence handed down to former the BBC broadcaster.

Ms Johnson told Daybreak: "Although this happened a long time ago, women like Susan [who was abused by Hall] have suffered for years and years and we need to make that clear in the sentence."

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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'.