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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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Dave Lee Travis groping claim 'pure nonsense'

A female DJ told a court that claims that former Radio 1 star Dave Lee Travis groped a carnival princess at the opening of a hospital radio station are "fantasy".

The woman, who worked as a presenter at the station, said she watched Travis closely when he appeared as a guest at the launch.

He was with his wife the whole time. I was watching what he was doing the whole time because he was an idol to me.

It's utter nonsense or fantasy that anything like that happened.

He was, he is, a great DJ, an amazing person. It was just really, really exciting to have him come and open the radio station.

The alleged incident is said to have taken place in the early 1970s, but is not part of the charges against Travis.

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