Stuart Hall To Face Twice As Long In Prison

26 July 2013, 13:28

Disgraced former Manchester broadcaster Stuart Hall has had his 15-month prison sentence for sex offences doubled.

Judges at the Court of Appeal ruled that the original 15 month term was "inadequate'' and should be increased to 30 months.

In May the 83-year-old, who used to present the BBC's regional news programme in the North West, admitted 14 counts of indecent assault against girls as young as 9.

The case was referred to the court after criticism that Hall's sentence was "unduly lenient'' as it failed to reflect how serious his crimes were.

The former broadcaster had been sentenced to 15 months at Preston Crown Court last month.