Disgraced radio star loses challenge against conviction

Former BBC Radio 1 star Dave Lee Travis (pictured) lost a challenge against his conviction for indecent assault.
Three judges at the Court of Appeal in London dismissed an application for leave to appeal by the disgraced DJ, who was found guilty last year of groping a young researcher behind the scenes at The Mrs. Merton Show in 1995.
Following his conviction the former Top Of The Pops presenter, now aged 70, said he was “mortified” and “really disappointed”.
He was sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for two years, by a judge at Southwark Crown Court in London.
The trial jury heard he assaulted his victim – now a successful TV personality – in the corridor of a BBC studio where she was smoking, commenting on her “poor little lungs” before squeezing her breasts for 10 to 15 seconds.
Travis, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, who began his career on the “pirate” station Radio Caroline, was first arrested in October 2012 under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard’s investigation into historic sexual abuse in the wake of allegations against the late DJ Jimmy Savile.