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DJ Neil Fox appears in court and pleads not guilty to nine sexual offences

"Westminster Magistrates' Court" by GrimsbyT - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

“Westminster Magistrates’ Court” by GrimsbyT – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Former Magic FM DJ Neil Fox has pleaded not guilty to nine counts of sexual offences at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.

Prosecutor Darren Watts told the court:

The Crown argue that the complaints show a consistent and determined pattern of sexual predatory behaviour on the part of the defendant which spans some 23 years.

One  complainant alleges that Mr Fox repeatedly assaulted her at Capital’s  radio studios in Leicester Sq, London.

While two other women claim to have been sexually touched against their will by Mr Fox at Magic FM’s premises in Winsley Street in central London, between January 2003 and August 2014.

In addition, Mr Fox allegedly assaulted two girls at a motor show in Bromley, south east London, in 1991, where he was appearing as a DJ.

The age of complainants ranges from 14 to 36 years old.

Today in court, Fox, who’s 53 entered a plea of not guilty when the nine charges were put to him.

He elected to have his case heard at the Magistrates court, and was released on bail.

His QC Jonathan Caplan asked that the reporting restrictions be lifted at today’s hearing in view of the creation of prejudice against his client by social media reporting.

The DJ is due to next appear in court on 30th April for a case management hearing.

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