Stuart Hall charged in rape probe

News Shopper: Stuart Hall has been arrested over an allegation of rape and indecent assault Stuart Hall has been arrested over an allegation of rape and indecent assault

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has been charged with three offences of indecent assault.

The 82-year-old former It's A Knockout presenter was detained earlier, sources said.

Lancashire Police said a suspect was arrested at his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Hall has been a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for half a century and this year was awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours. His eccentric and erudite football match summaries have made him a cult figure on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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