Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall

Ex-BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has appeared in court to face 15 charges of rape and one count of indecent assault involving two girls.

The allegations relate to girls aged 16 or under and are said to have taken place between 1976 and 1981 in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

The former North West Tonight TV and radio presenter Hall, 83, is currently in jail serving 30 months after pleading guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault.

He appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court and is due before the city’s crown court on 29 November.

Hall was last month had been stripped of the OBE he was awarded in December 2011.