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  • 6 May 2014, 14:01

Stuart Hall Admits One Indecent Assault Charge

Broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted one count of indecent assault on a girl aged under 16.

The 84-year-old, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, denied 20 other charges at Preston Crown Court.

He replied "guilty" when asked how he pleaded to the one allegation of indecent assault, which took place between January 26, 1978 and January 1, 1979.

His trial is due to begin on the charges he has pleaded innocent to.

The former It's A Knockout presenter faces 15 counts of rape and five counts of indecent assault over alleged offences that are said to have taken place between 1976 and 1981.

The trial, which will get under way once legal discussions have concluded, is estimated to last seven days.