DJ Travis cleared of sex charges

Published Thursday, 13 February 2014
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DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found not guilty of 12 indecent assault charges.

DJ Travis cleared of sex charges
Dave Lee Travis said he had "been through a year and a half of hell". (© Getty)

The verdicts were read out at London's Southwark Crown Court on Thursday after almost 20 hours of deliberations

The jury of eight women and four men failed to reach verdicts on two other charges and was discharged.

Travis was accused of indecently assaulting 10 women and sexually assaulting another in alleged incidents dating back to 1976 when he was at the height of his fame.

There will be a further hearing at the same court on February 24 to decide if there should be a retrial of the two outstanding charges.

The former Top of The Pops presenter was arrested under Scotland Yard's Operation Yewtree, which was prompted by abuse allegations involving the late Jimmy Savile.

Speaking outside court following the vedicts, he said: "I have been through a year and a half of hell."

He added: "I'm not over the moon about any of this today.

"I don't feel there's a victory in any way shape or form.

"I've had two trials - one trial by media and one trial by Crown Court and I have to say in all honesty that I prefer trial by the Crown Court."

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