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DJ Dave Lee Travis Faces Trial Next Year
Broadcaster Dave Lee Travis will face trial next year over 12 alleged sexual offences.
The 68-year-old is charged under his real name of David Patrick Griffin and faces 11 indecent assault charges and one of sexual assault.
At the Old Bailey in Central London the DJ sat in the dock to hear that he will be expected to enter a plea at another hearing on October 21.
The DJ has consistently denied any wrongdoing since he was first arrested at his home near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, in November 2012.
His defence team argued that he would like to see the matter "resolved as quickly as possible".
A trial date was provisionally fixed for March 4.
The charges span from 1977 to 2007, the youngest alleged victim was 15 years old.
During a long career in broadcasting Travis hosted Top of the Pops and presented the BBC Radio One breakfast show between 1978 and 1980.
Recently he had been working for the Magic Network of radio stations but has been taken off air pending the outcome of the court case.