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Court to review Hall sentence

The Attorney General has decided to refer the sentence of disgraced veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall to the Court of Appeal for review following complaints that it was unduly lenient. Hall was jailed for 15 months for 14 counts of indecent assault.

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Labour welcomes review of Stuart Hall's sentence

Shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry has welcomed Dominic Grieve's decision to refer veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall's sentence to the Court of Appeal.

Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall after the broadcaster was jailed for 15 months on 14 counts of indecent assault. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Ms Thornberry said: "A sentence of 15 months does not appear to reflect the gravity of his crimes, which included a sexual assault on a girl as young as nine.

"We need to be confident that the criminal justice system takes child abuse seriously".

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