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Man arrested over Jimmy Savile abuse claims

2012-11-11 13:15:16

Jimmy Savile

A man has been arrested in connection with the investigation into abuse claims made against Jimmy Savile.

Officers working on Operation Yewtree arrested a man in his 70s from Cambridgeshire at 07:15 GMT.

A police spokesman said the man had been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences, and had been taken into police custody locally.

He added the man was held as part of the criminal investigation into claims Savile sexually abused young people.

Police believe the former BBC TV presenter and DJ, who died last year aged 84, could have abused as many as 300 people over a 40-year period.

A number of individuals are being investigated as part of the operation. These include people who allegedly carried out abuse with Savile as well as others who are suspected of abusing independently of Savile.

Former pop star Gary Glitter was the first person to be arrested in connection with the Met's Savile abuse inquiry.

Glitter, 68, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was arrested on suspicion of sex offences and bailed until mid-December.

At the beginning of November police arrested entertainer Freddie Starr on suspicion of sexual offences.

He was bailed after a number of hours of questioning.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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