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  • 13 February 2014, 12:45

DLT Trial Judge 'Will Accept Majority Verdicts'

The judge in the sex assault trial of former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis has told the jury he will accept majority verdicts.

Judge Anthony Leonard said he would accept verdicts on which at least 10 jurors agree on each of the 14 counts the ex-radio presenter faces.

Mr Travisis accused of indecently and sexually assaulting a string of women over a period of more than 30 years, when he was at the height of his fame.

The 68-year-old arrived at Southwark Crown Court with his Swedish wife Marianne as the jury's deliberations entered a fourth day.

He denies 13 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault dating back to 1976.

On Monday, the judge told the jury of eight women and four men they would have to decide if the evidence they had heard was "made up or fantasy".

Mr Travis has insisted he has no recollection of the alleged incidents, accusing the 11 complainants of trying to "cash in" by selling their stories.

He is being tried under his real name, David Patrick Griffin.

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