18/06/2013

Attorney General To Review Stuart Hall Sentence

The 15-month sentence handed down to Stuart Hall, for 14 counts of sexual abuse of girls, is to be reviewed by the attorney general, following criticism that the term was 'unduly lenient'.

83-year-old hall pleaded guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault on 13 victims, one of which was just 9-years-olds.

Almost immediately following sentencing, calls were made for the attorney general to look at the 15-month term handed down, with shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry saying the term "surely cannot be strong enough for the seriousness and circumstances of the crime".

(MH/CD)

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