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Dave Lee Travis to face retrial on sex offence charges

2014-02-24 18:01:02

Dave Lee Travis
Dave Lee Travis: "This whole thing started when I was 67 and I just hope it's going to end by the time I'm 80"

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is to face a retrial on charges of indecent and sexual assault, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

The 68-year-old, from Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, was found not guilty earlier this month of 12 counts of indecent assault.

However, the jury at Southwark Crown Court was unable to reach a verdict on the two outstanding charges.

Speaking outside court, Mr Travis said the "nightmare is now going to go on".

Appearing before Judge Anthony Leonard, prosecutor Miranda Moore QC told the court: "The prosecution is seeking a retrial for two outstanding counts."

The BBC's home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw, who was in court, said the prosecution and defence agreed there would be a two-week trial, for which a date was to be set.

Mr Travis was given bail and is due back in court on 28 March.

Reading a short statement outside court, Mr Travis said: "All I can say is that this whole thing started when I was 67 and I just hope it's going to end by the time I am 80."

The former BBC presenter was accused of indecently assaulting 10 women and sexually assaulting another in alleged incidents dating back to 1976 when he was at the height of his fame.

The outstanding charges relate to an allegation of indecent assault against a woman in the early 1990s along with an alleged sexual assault on a journalist in 2008.


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