Dave Lee Travis found guilty of sexual assault

Former Radio 1 DJ convicted of indecent assault following a retrial


Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecent assault at a retrial at Southwark Crown Court.


A jury found the 69-year-old former Radio 1 DJ guilty of one charge in relation to an incident in 1995 when a TV researcher on the BBC’s Mrs Merton Show claimed he had groped her breasts.

He was found not guilty of another charge, while the jury were unable to reach a verdict on a third count and were discharged.

The presiding Judge Anthony Leonard QC warned the former radio star that he was looking at “all options” when he considered his sentence, including jail.

Travis had been acquitted of 12 of 14 charges in an earlier trial at the same court. He faced a retrial on the remaining two charges after the jurors failed to reach a verdict.

During the earlier trial he admitted he was a “tactile” person but denied attacking women. He claimed throughout proceedings he was innocent of all charges and said his accusers were attempting to profit by selling their stories.

Travis had been arrested as part of Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree investigation established after revelations about the late Jimmy Savile.


He becomes the third Operation Yewtree conviction after the jailing of PR guru Max Clifford and Rolf Harris.