13:08 23 October 2013
After being convicted of numerous sex offences, former BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has received more damaging news. Reports have confirmed that his OBE, which he received in December 2011, has been cancelled and annulled by the Queen.
There is also an instruction to remove his name from the register. Her final decision was published in the London Gazette, the official Crown newspaper.
Hall, famed for presenting It’s A Knockout, is jailed for a series of sexual assaults on young girls. In June, he admitted 14 counts against girls from nine to 17 between 1967 and 1985.
In July, the Court of Appeal has doubled his 15-month sentence after about 150 complaints were made in regards to his original prison term. Lord Chief Justice said that the original sentence was “unduly lenient” considering the impact on his victims.
According to BBC, the 83-year-old is expected to serve 15 months and he will perhaps be granted release on September 2014.
However, that could all change too as it has just been revealed that Hall has been re-arrested and will face questions over new, ‘more serious’, allegations of child sex.
A police spokeswoman said: "This morning an 83-year-old man from Wilmslow in Cheshire was produced from prison and arrested by detectives on suspicion of a number of sexual offences.
"The allegations are historic and relate to two alleged female victims aged between 12 and 15 at the time.
"They allegedly took place in the Manchester and Derbyshire area between 1974 and 1980. We are not prepared to discuss further details at this stage.
"The man will be interviewed at a Lancashire police station during the course of the day.
"We take all allegations of sexual abuse extremely seriously.
"We would encourage people with any information about sexual abuse or who has been a victim of sexual abuse to come forward and report their concerns confident in the knowledge it will be investigated appropriately and with sensitivity."
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