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Jurors urged to forget about Travis' 'celebrity' status

Jurors at the trial of Dave Lee Travis have been urged to forget about his fame and treat him as a "normal member of the public", during the prosecution's closing speech. He denies 13 charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

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Roache's not guilty verdict 'irrelevant' to DLT case

Jurors in the trial of veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis have been asked to disregard the verdicts of the William Roache trial and not be influenced by sex offence allegations against other celebrities, a judge has warned.

DJ Dave Lee Travis arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Judge Anthony Leonard told jurors to forget Travis, who is charged with 13 indecent assaults and one sexual assault, is famous as they deliberate their verdicts.

"During the course of this trial alone Rolf Harris has appeared here and Bill Roache has been tried elsewhere.The verdicts of the jury in the Bill Roache trial are all irrelevant to your consideration of this case.There is no such thing as guilty or innocence by association," said the judge.

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