DLT found not guilty of indecent assaults

Radio presenter Dave Lee Travis has been found not guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault with the jury unable to reach verdicts on two other charges.

The former BBC Radio and Bauer Media presenter was accused of 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault. A hearing on February 24th will decide if there should be a retrial, and until then DLT is on bail.

DLT always denied the allegations which were alleged to have taken place between 1977 and 2007 and relate to nine victims aged between 15 and 29.

He said at the time: “The allegations are not true. The only other thing I can add to that statement is that I’m very much looking forward to actually clearing my name on this.”

He was charged as part of Operation Yewtree, the police investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile scandal, but the accusations against Travis have no connection to the television presenter.

DLT, who had the nickname the Hairy Cornflake at Radio 1, spent 25 years on the national station before resigning live on-air in 1993.

On leaving Radio 1, he hosted a networked Sunday morning show across some of the UK’s commercial radio stations.

He also worked at Garrison Radio and Classic Gold, then went back to the BBC to host Sunday mornings on BBC Three Counties Radio in 2003.

He hosted the DLT Show on Bauer Media’s Magic stations in the North of England each Saturday and Sunday morning till he was taken off air last November.

DLT, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, was also inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame in 2010.

Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 2:19 pm by RadioToday

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