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BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall denies sex abuse charges
10:37am Monday 7th January 2013 in News
Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has appeared in court to plead not guilty to the sexual abuse of three girls.
The 82-year-old former It's A Knockout star gave his full name as James Stuart Hall when he was called before the bench for the brief hearing at Preston Magistrates' Court.
Hall was asked by the clerk of the court if he understood that he faced three separate charges of indecent assault and if he wanted to enter a plea.
He replied: "Yes I do. Not guilty to all three charges."
Hall was allowed to sit down in the witness box while further details of the charges were given.