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  • 29 March 2014, 0:13

Dave Lee Travis Charged With Indecent Assault

Dave Lee Travis is to be charged with one count of indecent assault, weeks after being cleared of 12 separate counts of indecent assault.

Travis was cleared of 12 charges of indecent assault earlier this year but two charges remained undecided. At Southwark Crown Court today he heard he will now be charged with a further count of indecent assault.

Prosecutor Miranda Moore told the court today that the former DJ is expected to face a trial on the two outstanding charges.

Metropolitan Police investigated the former DJ as part of Operation Yewtree, the force's investigation into allegations of historic sexual abuse by high-profile figures after details of Jimmy Savile's past crimes emerged.

InFebruary he described the decision by prosecutors to seek a retrial for him as a "nightmare".

Speaking outside court today he said the "nightmare is continuing" and also sent a message to colleagues in the radio industry.

"[Today] is the 50th birthday of Radio Caroline, which is where I started my career, on this very day 50 years ago," said Travis.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all my colleagues in radio and the music business a happy day and spend some time remembering what it used to be like when you could be in the music business and it was actually quite enjoyable."

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