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Operation Yewtree

More indecent assault charges for DJ Dave Lee Travis

The 68-year-old former BBC presenter already faces eleven charges spanning a period between 1977 and 2007.

FORMER BBC PRESENTER Dave Lee Travis has been charged with two more counts of indecent assault, on top of the eleven he is already facing.

Travis — whose real name is David Patrick Griffin — was arrested in November as part of Operation Yewtree, the wide-ranging police inquiry that began by looking into allegations against Jimmy Savile.

The 68-year-old, who has denied any wrongdoing, was charged in August with eleven counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault dating from 1977 to 2007.

Police said today that they are adding two more charges of indecent assault that allegedly took place between January 1992 and December 1993. They relate to a woman aged over 16.

Griffin, 68, is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

The other allegations span a 30 year period between 1977 to 2007 and relate to nine complainants who were between 15 and 29 at the time.

Operation Yewtree is divided into three investigations — one looking at Savile’s own activites, and a second looking into acts carried out by ‘Savile and others’.

The charges against Travis relate to the third strand, looking at people not connected to the acts carried out by Savile.

This article contains reporting by AP