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, a spokeswoman said.
Hall was jailed for 15 months after admitting 14 counts of indecent assault, relating to girls aged between nine and 17.
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