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The veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall, who is fighting historical sex-offence allegations, said he might have considered taking his own life had it not been for the support of his family.
Mr Hall, 83, from Wilmslow in Cheshire, was speaking outside Preston magistrates' court on Thursday. He was a sports reporter on BBC Radio 5 Live and presented the 1970s TV show It's a Knockout.
Mr Hall is charged with raping a 22-year-old and with 14 indecent assaults of 10 girls aged nine to 16. The incidents are said to have happened between 1967 and 1986. During a short court hearing he spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address. He was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on 1 March. - The Independent