Stuart Hall questioned over rape allegations

Stuart Hall
Image caption The 82-year old presenter has been questioned at an undisclosed location

The broadcaster Stuart Hall has been arrested and questioned over allegations of rape and indecent assault, the BBC understands.

The investigation, led by Lancashire Police, relates to historical allegations but the force will provide no further details.

The 82-year-old BBC radio presenter, from Wilmslow in Cheshire, has been questioned at an undisclosed location.

When contacted his agent would not make any comment.

Mr Hall is best known for his distinctive style of sports reporting on BBC Radio 5 live - as well as his work on the 1970s hit show It's A Knockout.

The BBC said Mr Hall was not due to appear on air this weekend.

The broadcaster has been a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for half a century and became an OBE in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to broadcasting and charity.

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