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Stuart Hall given extra two-and-a-half year jail sentence

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall was today ordered to serve an extra two years and six months in jail on top of a 30-month sentence for indecently assaulting girls as young as nine.

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Stuart Hall cleared of raping two young girls

Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall has been cleared of raping two young girls.

Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

He was cleared of 15 counts of rape and four of indecent assault today by a jury at Preston Crown Court but he was convicted of one count of indecent assault.

At the beginning of his trial last week he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting one of the new complainants when she was aged 13.

The 84-year-old was not guilty of a string of historical allegations involving two under-age girls, dating back to the mid-1970s.

He is currently serving a 30-month jail term after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting 13 other young girls, one as young as nine, over a period of nearly 20 years.

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