Ex-Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning remanded on sex charges

  • 6 June 2014
  • From the section London
Former Radio One DJ Chris Denning
Image caption The 73-year-old former DJ was remanded in custody at Southwark Crown Court

Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has appeared in court accused of sex offences against 22 boys.

He faces a total of 41 charges, dating from 1967 to 1985, in relation to boys aged between nine and 16.

The 73-year-old, from Basildon, was refused bail and remanded in custody when he appeared Southwark Crown Court.

Mr Denning was the first announcer to be heard on BBC Two when it launched in 1964 and a member of the original Radio 1 team in 1967.

He is due to appear again at Crown Court on 11 July.

Image caption Chris Denning was the first announcer heard on BBC Two when the television channel launched in 1964

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