Former 'It's A Knock Out Host' Stuart Hall Arrested On "Historical" Rape Charges
As the story grows surrounding the now widespread sexual allegations surrounding Britain’s top male celebrities of the 1960's and 1970's, so too it gets sadder. The latest man to have been arrested by police is 82 year-old former TV presenter and sports commentator Stuart Hall.
Sky News reports that Hall – who was famous for hosting the game show It’s A Knockout - has been arrested because of allegations of rape and indecent assault, described as “historical”. A spokesman for the police said: "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.”
They added: "We would encourage people with any information about sexual abuse or who has been a victim of sexual abuse to come forward and report their concerns confident in the knowledge it will be investigated appropriately and with sensitivity." Further information was given by Sky's North of England Correspondent, Mike McCarthy, who spoke from the scene: "Police have taken away a number of evidence bags, including it seems some documents and other items from the house." Since the allegations surrounding former TV presenter and DJ Jimmy Savile have come to light, several other stars from his era have been taken in for questioning including Freddie Star and former Radio 1 presenter Dave Lee Travis.