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DJ Dave Lee Travis facing retrial on sex assault charges

By Jennifer Cockerell

DJ Dave Lee Travis has said his "nightmare is now going to go on" after learning that he faces a retrial on indecent and sexual assault charges.

Former BBC presenter Travis (68) was cleared of 12 counts of indecent assault earlier this month but jurors at London's Southwark Crown Court were unable to reach verdicts on two further charges and were discharged.

Yesterday, Judge Anthony Leonard heard that prosecutors are seeking a retrial on the two outstanding charges and a further hearing will take place on March 28.

Outside court, Travis said: "The nightmare is now going to go on. All I can say is, this whole thing started when I was 67 and I just hope that it's going to end by the time I'm 80."

Flanked by Marianne, his wife of more than 40 years, Travis faced the waiting Press including dozens of photographers.

He said: "The last time I stood here I told you that I'd been suffering – can you stop clicking for a moment guys because I can't think straight."

After giving his short statement, he added: "Thank you for your time" before leaving in a black saloon car.

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