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Stuart Hall and Bill Roache are directors of a business owned by convicted rapist Owen Oysten

by | 2nd, May 2013

WHAT links BBC paedophile Stuart Hall with ITV’s alleged sex abuser Bill Roache ? Mr Roache vehemently denies any wrongdoing. He has not been charged with any offences.

Well, in March 2013, the Mirror reported that Mr  Roache and Hall are co-directors of Ridings Publishing . It publishes such titles as  The Lancashire & North West magazine and The Yorkshire Ridings  magazine.

The Mirror says the firm has been losing money.

Update: Ridings Publishing was, reportedly, founded and is still controlled by Owen Oyston. Who he? He’s the owner of Blackpool FC. In 1996, Oysten was found guilty and imprisoned for raping a 16-year-old girl. The Mirror includes this fact in its story.

Update 2: The Guardian wrote in 2009:

Oyston, a Preston-based entrepreneur, was stripped of his four radio licences in 1998 because he was no longer deemed “a fit and proper person”, and sold the remnants of his media empire – Lancashire Life, plus Yorkshire Life and Cheshire Life – to Archant eight years ago for approximately £18m.

This finance site says the trio do

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