Hall’s sentence doubled

The prison term that ex-Glossop Grammar School pupil Stuart Hall received for indecent assault has been doubled, following an appeal.

As previously reported, the former BBC broadcaster was jailed for 15 months in June after admitting to 14 counts against girls aged nine to 17 between 1967 and 1985.

But following a series of complaints from children’s charities to the attorney general last month, judges at the Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that Hall’s sentence was “unduly lenient”, increasing it to 30 months.

Lancashire Police has received further allegations against the 83-year-old since he was jailed and said they were working with the Crown Prosecution Service to decide the most appropriate course of action.