Broadcaster charged

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A VETERAN broadcaster has been charged with three offences of indecent assault.

Stuart Hall, a BBC television and radio presenter, is alleged to have committed the offences between 1974 and 1984 involving three girls aged between nine and 16-years-old.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service an 82-year-old man has today been charged with three offences of indecent assault.

Stuart Hall, of Prestbury Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, has been bailed to appear before Magistrates in Preston on January 7 2013.

He has been released without charge on the allegation of rape and a further allegation of indecent assault.”