Disgraced Dave Lee Travis awarded costs for travel to court and hotel stays

Dave Lee Travis pictured at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury
Dave Lee Travis pictured at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury
  • Convicted groper awarded more than £4,000
  • Reportedly spent around £350,000 fighting to clear his name
  • Taxpayer cash will pay for hotel stays and travel expenses

Convicted groper Dave Lee Travis has been awarded more than £4,000 for costs incurred during his trial.

The former radio DJ, who was known in his heyday as The Hairy Cornflake, will receive the taxpayer funded cash after a costs hearing.

The former home of Dave Lee Travis in Mentmore, he reportedly had to sell this to pay his legal bills

The former home of Dave Lee Travis in Mentmore, he reportedly had to sell this to pay his legal bills

Mr Travis, whose real name is David Griffin, applied for the money to help fund travel between his home in Buckland and Southwark Crown Court where he faced the charges.

He was awarded £4751 by the costs application hearing last week.

The 69-year-old was handed a suspended sentence in September last year, after being found guilty of one count of indecent assault. He was sentenced to three months in prison suspended for two years.

In February last year he was cleared of twelve counts of indecent assault, and a retrial was announced when the jury were unable to reach verdicts on two further counts of indecent assault, and one of sexual assault.

Former DJ Dave Lee Travis arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London

Former DJ Dave Lee Travis arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London

The incident for which Mr Travis was convicted of took place behind the scenes of the Mrs Merton Show in the 1990s, and comedian Dave Gorman (then a writer on the show) appeared as a witness for the prosecution.

The Daily Mail reported that Mr Travis spent in the region of £350,000 defending both trials, and has not worked since he was first arrested.