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Tony Wadsworth and Julie Wadsworth face child sex charges

Tony and Julie Wadsworth
Image caption Tony Wadsworth and his wife Julie held hands as they arrived in court at Leamington Spa

Two BBC radio presenters have appeared in court charged with sex offences against four children.

Tony Wadsworth and his wife Julie are accused of offences against four boys under 16 in Atherstone, Warwickshire, between 1995 and 1999.

The couple held hands at Leamington Magistrates' Court and spoke only to confirm their names and addresses.

The pair worked at BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM in Birmingham. The case was adjourned to Warwick Crown Court.

Mr Wadsworth, 68, of Old Mill Road, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, is charged with five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency.

Mrs Wadsworth , 58, who was known as Julie Mayer, also of Old Mill Road, is charged with seven counts of the same offence.

Image caption The BBC said Tony Wadsworth and his wife Julie remain off air

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