Former Radio 1 DJ charged with sexual offences.

A former BBC Radio 1 DJ, who used to live in Daventry, has been charged with 41 sexual offences.

The Crown Prosecution Service has charged Chris Denning with the alleged offences, dating from 1967 to 1985 relating to 22 boys aged nine to 16.

Mr Denning was one of the original Radio 1 team when the station was launched in 1967. He lived in the town during the late 1980s.

He was initially arrested under Operation Yewtree in June 2013 and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Friday).

During the 1980s he lived in Daventry and ran a successful advertising business in the area.