Travis in court on sex abuse charges

DJ Dave Lee Travis arrives at the Old Bailey for his first appearance at the Crown Court
DJ Dave Lee Travis arrives at the Old Bailey for his first appearance at the Crown Court
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DJ Dave Lee Travis has appeared in court to face 11 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

The 68-year-old, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood his bail conditions at the 20-minute preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey.

He has indicated that he will deny the charges, which are said to have taken place between 1977 and 2007 against nine alleged victims aged between 15 and 29.

Travis, who wore a grey suit, white shirt and patterned tie for the hearing, has denied any wrongdoing since he was first arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in November last year.

His lawyer, Stephen Vullo, told the court that he would prefer a trial to begin as soon as possible.