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80-year-old man arrested over Yewtree probe

An 80-year-old man has been arrested. Picture: TSPL

An 80-year-old man has been arrested. Picture: TSPL

AN 80-year-old man has been arrested over sex crime allegations linked to disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile.

The pensioner was held on suspicion of sexual offences in south London today and was later bailed until October, Scotland Yard said.

He is the 14th person to be arrested under Operation Yewtree, the investigation prompted by abuse claims made against late DJ Savile.

The investigation has been run in three strands - those involving Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others.

The arrest today comes under “Savile and others”.

A number of celebrities have been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, including former pop star Gary Glitter, comedians Jim Davidson and Freddie Starr, and TV presenter Rolf Harris.

All deny any wrongdoing and are on police bail.

So far, two people have been charged in separate cases - driver David Smith, who is due to face trial in October, and PR guru Max Clifford, who will be tried in March.

Prosecutors have received full files of evidence in relation to DJ Dave Lee Travis, Davidson and a 53-year-old man who was arrested on January 2.

They have given early investigative advice to police in relation to Harris, Starr and Glitter.

In a separate development, former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning, who was the 13th person to be arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, was today re-bailed until October.

 
 
 

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