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Stuart Hall: Jailed Broadcaster To Lose OBE
Shamed broadcaster Stuart Hall is to be stripped of his OBE following his conviction for sex offences against children, say Sky News sources.
The 83-year-old is set to officially lose the honour, which he was awarded in 2012 for services to broadcasting and charity, later today.
An independent forfeiture committee decides whether recipients should lose honours if they have brought the system into disrepute.
Its decision is then announced in the London Gazette.
Former It's A Knockout presenter Hall was jailed this year for 15 months after admitting 14 charges of indecent assault on girls aged between nine and 17 between 1967 and 1985.
He had previously publicly declared his innocence.
Last month it was revealed detectives wanted to question Hall over dozens of new rape allegations.
A woman has told police that Hall raped her regularly over several years when she was a young teenager.
The alleged victim is thought to be a relative of friends of the disgraced presenter.
Hall could be re-arrested in prison and, if charged and convicted, he may never be freed.
At the time, a single rape charge was not pursued and was left on file.
His sentence was later doubled when the Attorney General appealed after some of Hall's victims complained he had been dealt with too leniently.
If Hall is charged with further offences, prosecutors would have to decide whether more expensive and time-consuming court action is in the public interest.