Disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall appears in court charged with 15 counts of rape on two Manchester children

By Danielle Wainwright

Former BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall appeared in court yesterday charged with 15 offences of rape on two Manchester girls over a five year period.

The two women were aged under 16 at the time of the rapes which happened between 1976 and 1981.

The offences were said to have taken place in various locations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Hall, 83, is charged with seven counts of rape on one girl aged between 14 and 16 at the time, and eight counts of rape and one indecent assault on a second girl aged between 11 or 12 and 15 at the time.

He appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court and no plea was made. He struggled to hear the court clerk when he was asked his name, address and date of birth in which the questions were repeated to him.

Hall is currently serving a 30-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting 13 victims, with one as young as nine, over a 20 year period.

He was remanded in custody until November 29 for a further hearing.

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