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Dave Lee Travis charged with two further indecent assault counts

Dave Lee Travis
Image caption In addition to his Radio 1 show, Mr Travis presented editions of Top of the Pops in the 1970s and 1980s

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with two counts of indecent assault in addition to 12 charges he already faces.

The 68-year-old is accused of assaulting a woman aged over 16 between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1993.

Mr Travis, of Mentmore, Bucks - whose real name is David Patrick Griffin - will appear on bail at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 3 October.

He already faces 11 indecent assault charges and one of sexual assault.

He has indicated he will plead not guilty to the first 12 charges. He appeared in court at the Old Bailey on 6 September in relation to these counts.

Mr Travis, a Radio 1 presenter between 1968 and 1993, was first charged on 15 August as part of Operation Yewtree, an investigation into historical claims of sexual offences linked to the entertainment industry.

Nine female complainants

At his last court appearance, he was released on bail on condition that he lives at his home and does not contact the alleged victims.

The existing allegations date from 1977 to 2007 and relate to nine female complainants aged between 15 and 29 at the time.

A trial date for these charges has been set for 4 March 2014. The trial is expected to last four to five weeks.

Mr Travis was charged with the latest two counts of indecent assault when he attended a police station by appointment, Scotland Yard confirmed.

Operation Yewtree was launched in the wake of sexual offence allegations against ex-TV presenter and Radio 1 DJ Jimmy Savile.

The operation has three strands. One is looking specifically at the actions of Savile and the second strand concerns allegations of sexual offences against "Savile and others".

Mr Travis's arrest falls within a third strand, relating to allegations against other people unconnected to the Savile investigation.

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