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Stuart Hall faces flood of compensation claims

Almost 20 woman are prepared to launch civil claims against Stuart Hall and the BBC over alleged sex offences.

The Wilmslow-based TV presenter and the BBC are facing at least 17 civil claims from women he is alleged to have abused.

The former It’s A Knockout presenter and Radio 5 live commentator was sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually abusing 13 under-age girls between 1967 and 1985.

Manchester law firm Pannone, which is acting for all the women, has confirmed that some of the cases relate to incidents for which Hall was not tried.

Alan Collins, a partner at Pannone, told the PR industry website Prolific North: “We are instructed by 17 people who allege that they were abused by Hall.

“Some of those were part of the criminal proceedings.”

The BBC is being sued alongside Hall in six of the claims, while 11 are acting only against the 83-year-old Hall who, according to some newspapers, is thought to have transferred some of his joint assets into his wife’s name prior to the original court case.

The Court of Appeal has also announced it is to review the length of the sentence he received, after a media outcry over perceived leniency.

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