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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Dave Lee Travis arrested by Jimmy Savile police

by Juliet Bremner: ITV News Correspondent

Dave Lee Travis was arrested this morning at his home in Leighton Buzzard. He is 67-years-old now, but these allegations date back to the 1970s when he was at Radio One, a disc jockey who presented their breakfast programme.

Two women came forward and said that he had allegedly groped them.

Dave Lee Travis
Dave Lee Travis Credit: Press Association

He has always strenuously denied the allegations. He said quite openly a few weeks ago that not only did he deny it - but he had never been involved in any inappropriate behaviour and he would be happy to talk to the police about it.

He is the fourth person to be arrested under Operation Yewtree - but he comes under the category of 'others'. That means although it's connected or comes about as a result of Jimmy Savile inquiry it is not as a consequence of something he did when he was with Jimmy Savile.

Report: Dave Lee Travis arrested by Savile police

Mark Williams-Thomas, the man behind the ITV Exposure Jimmy Savile documentary, has tweeted:


Breaking: I can confirm that the man arrested as part of the wider #Savile investigation this morning is Dave Lee Travis

Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has previously denied abuse allegations.


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