AR­GIES WANT APOL­OGY

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By NEIL GOOD­WIN

Travis – real name David Grif­fin – was found guilty at London’s South­wark Crown Court and sentenced last month.

A spokesman said: “The At­tor­ney Gen­eral has de­cided not to re­fer the sus­pended prison sen­tence given to David Grif­fin to the Court of Ap­peal as he does not be­lieve they would find it to be un­duly le­nient and in­crease it.

“The judge marked the se­ri­ous­ness of the of­fence by im­pos­ing a three-month sen­tence of im­pris­on­ment, the max­i­mum un­der the guide­lines be­ing six months.

“It was nei­ther wrong in prin­ci­ple nor un­duly le­nient to sus­pend that sen­tence.”

Travis’s trial heard that the for­mer Top Of The Pops pre­sen­ter got a “weird sex­ual thrill’’ when he in­de­cently as­saulted the vic­tim, who is now a suc­cess­ful TV per­son­al­ity, in 1995.

Travis, of Ayles­bury, Bucks, was ar­rested in Oc­to­ber 2012 un­der Op­er­a­tion Yewtree, Scot­land Yard’s probe into his­toric sex­ual abuse in the wake of al­le­ga­tions against the late DJ Jimmy Sav­ile. AR­GENTINA has de­manded a pub­lic apol­ogy from the BBC fol­low­ing its feud with host Jeremy Clark­son.

Ear­lier this month Clark­son and co-hosts Richard Ham­mond and James May were run out of the coun­try by an angry mob thought to be re­act­ing to a num­ber plate on Clark­son’s Porsche that ap­peared to mock the Falk­lands War.

Now Ar­gentina am­bas­sador Ali­cia Castro has made a for­mal com­plaint to the Beeb, slam­ming claims made by Clark­son that the thugs had been ‘state or­gan­ised’.

A BBC spokesman said: “The BBC has re­ceived a com­plaint and will ap­ply its usual pro­cesses.”

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