Hide the sausages: Stuart Hall arrested
STUART Hall OBE, verbose and florid BBC Radio 5 commentator and former host of TV’s It’s a Knock Out host has been arrested on suspicion of rape and indecent assault.
The 82-year-old was tonight being questioned on suspicion of rape and indecent assault as his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, was searched by detectives.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police says:
“An 82 year old man from Wilmslow in Cheshire has this morning been arrested by Lancashire Police at his home address on suspicion of rape and indecent assault. The man will be interviewed at a police station during the course of the day. The allegations are historic. We are not prepared to discuss further.”
He’s been arrested before.
In 1989, he came close to bankruptcy as a Lloyd’s “name” when the financial crisis hit the insurance syndicates. “I was frightened every time I heard the postman. I didn’t know what the next letter would say. I nearly lost everything.”
Two years later, he was charged with shoplifting from his local Safeway. He was acquitted of stealing a jar of coffee and packet of sausages.
Photo: A police officer carrying a plastic bag from the home of Stuart Hall in Wilmslow, Cheshire following the arrest of the veteran BBC commentator over allegation of rape and indecent assault.
Muhammad Ali, former world heavyweight boxing champion, (left) and Henry Cooper (right), former world title contender, with DJ Stuart Hall (c) in London on the Stuart Hall’s new Radio Two Summer Sounds Sports and Music show. Police investigating an allegation of rape and indecent assault have arrested veteran BBC commentator Stuart Hall. The 82-year-old former It’s A Knockout presenter was detained this morning, sources said.