Former DJ with Northamptonshire links admits 29 child sex abuse charges

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A former Radio 1 DJ with links to Northamptonshire has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences against boys.

Chris Denning was part of the original line-up of Radio 1 in 1967 and, during the 1980s, lived in Daventry and ran a successful advertising business in the area.

The 73-year-old, of Basildon, in Essex, admitted 29 charges of abuse against boys aged between nine and 16, at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday.

He denied 12 further charges and will face a trial beginning on November 24 at the same London court.

Denning was charged as part of Operation Yewtree, and the offences Denning admitted were committed between 1967 and 1984.

He was remanded in custody until his trial, which is expected to last up to two weeks.

Denning was the 13th person arrested by Yewtree detectives in June last year.