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73-year-old man bailed in Operation Yewtree inquiry

A 73-year-old man has been released on bail after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of the investigation sparked by the Jimmy Savile scandal.

The suspect, who was the 17th person to be held as part of Operation Yewtree, was arrested in north London yesterday and has been bailed until mid-May, Scotland Yard said.

The claims against him are not linked to the late Savile, they added.

As of yet, seven of those arrested as part of Operation Yewtree have been told they will face no further action.

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Operation Yewtree arrest is 17th of investigation

Scotland Yard said that the Operation Yewtree suspect, the 17th person to be arrested as part of the investigation, was held in north London today.

The allegations against him are not linked to the late Jimmy Savile, they added.

So far, seven of those arrested as part of Operation Yewtree have been told they will face no further action.

Another five remain on police bail, including former pop star Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and veteran broadcaster Paul Gambaccini.

Four people have been charged in separate cases, including presenter and artist Rolf Harris, PR guru Max Clifford and DJ Dave Lee Travis.All the men deny any wrongdoing.

Driver David Smith was also charged but he died before facing trial.

Savile victim compensation ads to appear in papers

Adverts alerting victims of sex abuse by Jimmy Savile to the availability of compensation will be published in newspapers later this month.

Adverts alerting victims of sex abuse by Jimmy Savile to the availability of compensation will be published in newspapers this month. Credit: PA

The ads will appear in the Daily Mirror, The Times and some local newspapers to meet legal requirements, a High Court heard today.

A lawyer representing the estate executor, the NatWest bank, gave details of advertisements as lawyers discussed a variety of issues in the wake of the judge's decision to sanction the scheme.

Read: Judge approves Jimmy Savile payout scheme

Mr Justice Sales had approved the placement of advertisements at a hearing in February.

He described the compensation scheme as a "sensible and pragmatic" attempt at solving a "complex situation".

Lawyers say they think the vast majority of alleged victims have already come forward.

Gary Glitter rebailed over sex claims

Former pop star Gary Glitter has been rebailed until early June after his arrest over alleged sex offences.

The 69-year-old was first held at his home in central London in October 2012 by officers from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation launched in the wake of abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.

Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, pictured after his arrest in October 2012. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/

Today Scotland Yard did not name Glitter, but said that a man in his 60s known as Yewtree 1 had been rebailed until early June.

The allegations against Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, are linked to late television presenter Savile. He was the first person to be arrested as part of Operation Yewtree.

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Govt: Savile institution abuse claims to be investigated

Claims Jimmy Savile abused children in 21 institutions will be investigated by local authorities in England, the government has said.

The Department for Education received information about Savile's alleged abuse in several children's homes and schools in England throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Click here to see the institutions mentioned in claims against Savile

Text message sent to families of missing jet passengers

This is the text message that was sent by Malaysia Airlines to the families of missing passengers on flight MH370:

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Malaysian Airlines text: 'We must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in Southern Indian Ocean.' http://t.co/LnPPEoNU8y

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The families also received phone calls and face-to-face briefings from counsellors, according to CNN.

Alleged victim felt 'used and abused by Clifford'

ITV News Reporter Sejal Karia is tweeting from Southwark Crown Court where Max Clifford is on trial for 11 counts of indecent assault.

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Alleged victim says she felt "used and abused and he took pleasure from that"

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Alleged victim says came forward after seeing Savile documentary and after seeing Mr Clifford talking on TV about abuse victims #clifford

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She says if she didn't come forward "I would always be the coward." #Clifford

Clifford denies 11 counts of indecent assault against seven alleged victims.

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