Stuart Hall admits child sex assault but denies 20 charges relating to Greater Manchester and Cheshire

Broadcasting veteran Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a girl under 16, though he has denied 20 further charges which allegedly occurred in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

The former BBC presenter admitted to one count of indecent assault at Preston Crown Court today, which are alleged to have occurred between 1978 and 1979.

Hall is to go on further trial after being accused of 15 counts of rape and five other counts of indecent assault.

The 84-year-old, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, is charged with seven counts of rape against one alleged victim between 1976 and 1978, in Manchester.

Hall is also accused of committing offences against two young girls, allegedly between 1976 and 1981 in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

The former It’s a Knockout presenter has been accused of raping one of the victims five times while she was aged under 16, as well as assaulting her twice in the same period.

In addition, he is charged with eight counts of rape and three of indecent assault against a second alleged victim between 1976 and 1981, at multiple locations in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire area.

One of the rapes allegedly took place when the victim was aged under 13.

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