Dave Lee Travis to face retrial on further counts of indecent and sexual assault

Former Radio One DJ was cleared on 12 charges earlier this month at Southwark Crown Court

The DJ Dave Lee Travis is to face a retrial on further charges of indecent and sexual assault, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Appearing at Southwark Crown Court, the former BBC Radio One star was told he is likely to face a further two-week trial at a date that is yet to be set.

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.

Today, Judge Anthony Leonard heard that prosecutors and police will seek a retrial on a single charge of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

Prosecutor Miranda Moore QC confirmed to the court: "The prosecution is seeking a retrial for two outstanding counts."

Reacting to the news outside Southwark Crown Court, Travis said: "I told you that I'd been through 18 months of a nightmare and apparently I was wrong because 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 it will end by the time I'm 80."

Travis, who appeared under his real name David Griffin when he faced a four-week trial ending on 13 February, remained seated in the dock today wearing a black suit and burgundy shirt and tie as the matter was discussed.

At the end of the brief hearing, Judge Leonard told him: "You are to return to this court on 28 March. You are re-admitted to bail as before."

Travis arriving at court with his wife Marianne for the hearing today (AP) Travis arriving at court with his wife Marianne for the hearing today (AP) The previous trial heard Travis was accused of indecently assaulting 10 women and sexually assaulting another in alleged incidents dating back to 1976, when he was at the height of his fame.

The jury of eight women and four men had deliberated for more than 20 hours before finding him not guilty of 12 indecent assault charges.

But they were not able to agree on a charge of alleged indecent assault against a woman in the early 1990s along with an alleged sexual assault on a journalist in 2008.

Ms Moore told the court a retrial would be likely to last just over two weeks.

Marianne, Travis's wife of more than 40 years, supported him from the public gallery during today's hearing.

She was in court for the verdicts on 13 February but did not attend the four weeks of evidence.

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