John Leslie: Former Blue Peter presenter cleared of sexual assault

Andy Gregory

Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie has been cleared of sexual assault charges by a jury.

The Scottish broadcaster was on trial at Southwark Crown Court for allegedly grabbing a woman's breasts at a Christmas party in 2008.

The 55-year-old, whose full name is John Leslie Stott, was found not guilty on Monday.

Mr Leslie last week said he had “never crossed” the line between “gregarious” and criminal behaviour.

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