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.
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.
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.
Today's arrest is the forth as part of Operation Yewtree. Others arrested as part of the investigation are:
- Gary Glitter
- Comedian Freddie Starr
- Unnamed 73-year-old man
– Met Police statement
Officers working on Operation Yewtree have this morning, Thursday 15 November, arrested a man in his 60's ['Yewtree 4'] in connection with the investigation. The man, from Bedfordshire, was arrested at 07.45 hrs on suspicion of sexual offences and has been taken into police custody.
A man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of the Jimmy Savile abuse investigation.