DLT denies abuse wrongdoing

DJ Dave Lee Travis has denied any wrongdoing after his arrest by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, stressing that allegations against him had "nothing to do with kids".

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DLT: I have been accused of squeezing women's breasts

DJ Dave Lee Travis has spoken to the media outside his Buckinghamshire home following his arrest yesterday morning.

He told reporters: "There's one very important point I want to get across here - when I read the papers this morning I could not believe it. It was like, you know, 'DLT caught in Savile probe' and all this.

Dave Lee Travis talks to the media outside his home in Mentmore, Buckinghamshire. Credit: Press Assocation

"I'm going to make one thing extremely clear to you, and I'd be really obliged if you all make sure that this gets into your articles and gets on to the television and you don't leave this bit out - the Savile probe is nothing to do with things I've been talking to the police about.

"So let's get down to brass tacks here - the first thing is I've been talking to the police about sexual... I can't even remember what the word is now - in the old days it was called 'putting your arm around somebody and giving them a cuddle' but nowadays God knows.

"But anyway, I was accused quote of squeezing the boobs of a couple of women. So the point I want to make here is that none of the things I've been talking to the police about, or have talked to them about, is to do with children.

"I want this completely clear. My name appeared in the paper this morning... alongside Gary Glitter and Jimmy Savile, so that's not on."

Dave Lee Travis: Allegations have nothing to do with kids

DJ Dave Lee Travis has denied any wrongdoing after his arrest by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, stressing that allegations against him had "nothing to do with kids".

DJ Dave Lee Travis returns home following his arrest yesterday. Credit: Reuters

Speaking outside his home near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, the 67-year-old protested his innocence and said he did not want his name associated with "bloody evil" child abuse.

He said: "This is nothing to do with kids, all right? That's the first thing. Because that to me is the most important thing in the world and I do not wish to have my name sullied around something that bloody evil, to be honest.

"The second thing I want is to say, yes, there's a complete denial there, but there's nothing else I can tell you because otherwise I might be stepping on the police's feet and I don't want to do that because it might affect their investigations."

Dave Lee Travis taken off Magic 'with immediate effect'

DJ Dave Lee Travis has been taken "off air with immediate effect" by radio station Magic AM after his arrest yesterday.
DJ Dave Lee Travis has been taken "off air with immediate effect" by radio station Magic AM after his arrest yesterday. Credit: PA

Magic AM has taken Dave LeeTravis "off air with immediate effect" following the DJ's arrest yesterday by officers investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

A spokeswoman for Bauer Media which owns Magic AM said: "Following the arrest and release on police bail of Dave Lee Travis, Bauer Media has decided to take him off air with immediate effect from his Magic AM weekend shows, which broadcast across the north of England.

"We understand that the allegations about which he was questioned by police pre-date his time as a freelance contributor to Magic AM.

"While we can make no judgment on the matters under investigation, we believe it would be inappropriate for him to broadcast until they are resolved."

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