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Stuart Hall released from prison just days before 86th birthday

Convicted child sex offender Stuart Hall has been released from prison, sources have told the Press Association.

Stuart Hall has been released from prison Credit: PA

The former BBC presenter left HMP Wymott in Leyland, Lancashire, after serving half of his jail sentence for abusing girls as young as nine.

In June 2013, Hall was jailed for 15 months after he admitted to assaulting 13 girls aged between nine and 17. This was later doubled by the Court of Appeal, which ruled the length of the term was "inadequate".

Then, in May 2014, he was ordered to serve an extra 30 months behind bars, to run consecutively, for two indecent assaults on another girl.

The father-of-two, who turns 86 on Christmas Day, will be on licence for the next 15 months and will be subject to strict conditions.

Liz Dux, a specialist abuse lawyer at Slater and Gordon, which represented 12 of Hall's victims, said that he had no sense of remorse.

Hall has settled the civil claims against him without any admission of culpability and with no sense of remorse for the harm he had done. His victims will feel he has got off lightly and is now free to live the rest of life unaffected whereas they are left with the consequences.

– Liz Dux, Lawyer