Monday, 12 August 2013

Man, 80, held in Savile sex probe

Police have arrested a 14th person in the investigation prompted by abuse claims made against Jimmy Savile
 Police have arrested a 14th person
in the investigation prompted by abuse
claims …


A 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 and has been taken into custody, 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 on Monday 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.