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Stuart Hall stripped of OBE this afternoon

Stuart Hall's police mugshot Stuart Hall’s police mugshot

Stuart Hall will be stripped of his OBE this afternoon.

The Queen agreed that the honour was to be formally cancelled and annulled following his conviction for a string of sexual offences against girls as young as nine.

Hall, 83, from Wilmslow, Cheshire was jailed for 15-months in June after admitting to 14 counts of indecent assault spanning two decades. His sentence was later doubled by the court of appeal.

The former North West Tonight TV and radio presenter was awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting and charity in 2012.

The Queen agreed for the honour to be stripped from Hall following a recommendation from the Honours Forfeiture Committee passed to her by the prime minister.

The removal of the honour will be announced formally in the London Gazette, the government’s official journal of record, at 3.30pm.

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