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Glitter arrested by 'Operation Yewtree' Officers

A Metropolitan Police statement says: "Officers working on Operation Yewtree have arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the investigation''

"The man, from London, was arrested at approximately 7.15am on suspicion of sexual offences, and has been taken into custody at a London police station.

"The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Savile and others'. Not prepared to discuss further."


Response to riots 'led to more gang violence'

A report by the Centre for Social Justice says the arrests of more than 200 leaders of London street gangs in the wake of last year's riots has led to an increase in chaos, violence and anarchy in the capital.

It says the removal of 'elders' from the streets backfired because it created a power vacuum in which younger and more hot-headed members seized control of gangs.

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London riots Credit: Press Association


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