Pervert broadcaster Hall back in court

Disgraced former BBC presenter Stuart Hall.
Disgraced former BBC presenter Stuart Hall.

Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall, from Cheshire, is due to appear in court charged with the historic rapes of two girls.

Hall, 83, is serving a 30-month jail term for sexually abusing 13 victims, one as young as nine, over a period of nearly 20 years.

The latest claims relate to two alleged victims aged between 11 or 12 and 16 at the time, the Crown Prosecution Service announced last month.

He is alleged to have committed seven counts of rape against one girl from 1976 and 1978 in Manchester, when she was aged between 14 and 16.

The alleged offences against the second girl, who was aged between 11 or 12 and 15, are claimed to have taken place from 1976 to 1981.

Hall is accused of eight counts of rape and one count of indecent assault against his second victim at various locations in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Hall, from Wilmslow, will appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court.