Jury set to consider their verdict in DLT case

The Argus: Jury set to consider their verdict in DLT case Jury set to consider their verdict in DLT case

A  jury is expected to be sent out on Monday in the trial of a veteran disc jockey.

Jurors are expected to retire to consider their verdict in the case of Dave Lee Travis, who is on trial under his birth name David Griffin and charged with indecently assaulting 10 women and sexually assaulting another in incidents dating back to 1976.

The jurors in the trial of the veteran 68-year-old presenter were told by Judge Anthony Leonard that they must disregard the verdicts of the William Roache trial and not be influenced by sex offence allegations against other celebrities.

Travis denies all the charges, which relate to allegations from when he was working as a BBC DJ, with Classic Gold radio, while appearing on Top Of The Pops and when starring in panto at Crawley’s Hawth theatre where he starred alongside the Chuckle Brothers over the festive period in 1990.

The judge said: "You won't be unaware that the Jimmy Savile inquiry has spawned a number of inquiries into various people who were well known in the 1970s and beyond.

"During the course of this trial alone Rolf Harris has appeared here and of course Bill Roache has been tried elsewhere.

"The verdicts of the jury in the Bill Roache trial are all irrelevant to your consideration of this case.

"There is no such thing as guilty or innocence by association.”

Judge Leonard will continue summing up on Monday before sending the jury out to deliberate its verdicts.

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