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Ex-BBC presenters deny 'sex against tree' claim

Julie Wadsworth and Tony Wadsworth Image copyright PA
Image caption The married couple have presented on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM

Two former BBC presenters have denied charges of outraging public decency in relation to a claim they had sex against a tree in view of young boys.

At a hearing at Warwick Crown Court, Tony Wadsworth and his wife Julie also pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault against seven boys.

The couple previously worked for BBC Radio Leicester and BBC WM.

The alleged offences are said to have been committed between 1992 and 1999.

Mrs Wadsworth, 59, of Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, denies five counts of outraging public decency and 12 charges of indecent assault.

Mr Wadsworth, 69, of the same address, denies 10 indecent assault charges that relate to keeping watch for his wife.

The couple were granted bail and will go on trial on 15 May.

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