Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stuart Hall abused 21 victims at the BBC - the youngest of whom was just ten years old

Disgraced presenter Stuart Hall abused 21 victims at the BBC and the youngest was just 10 years old.

Staff at BBC Manchester knew the former It's A Knockout host was taking women into his dressing room for sex, although not that some of them were under age, a report by former High Court judge Dame Linda Dobbs found.

The report said he had 21 female victims at the BBC, with the youngest aged 10, between 1967 and 1991, but no complaints were passed on to senior management.

However, it emerged that senior managers knew one victim who was told 'you can take a joke'.

Hall, now 86, was released in December after serving half of a five-year jail term for historical indecent assaults against girls aged between nine and 17. Like Jimmy Savile, he often plied his victims with alcohol.

One BBC manager who 'knew' about Stuart Hall was named in the report as Raymond Colley, Regional Television Manager, North West 1970 to 86.


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