Former Blue Peter presenter charged with sex assault

FORMER Blue Peter and This Morning host John Leslie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a London nightclub.

Leslie, 54, is alleged to have attacked a woman at the Soho venue in December 2008.

The alleged victim was aged in her 30s at the time.

Leslie will appear at Westminster magistrates’ court on July 25, to face one count of sexual assault.

A Met Police spokesman said Leslie “was charged by postal requisition on Wednesday, 5 June with sexual touching of a woman aged 16 or over, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003”.

The charge alleges that Leslie “intentionally touched a woman aged 16 or over, and the touching was sexual when she did not consent and you did not reasonably believe she was consenting”.

Leslie became a presenter on the BBC’s Blue Peter in 1989.

The Scot also been on the show Wheel of Fortune.

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