Savile producer denies claims

Ex-BBC radio producer Ted Beston, who was arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, "vehemently denies" the allegations, his solicitors said. He was arrested by Operation Yewtree officers over alleged sex offences.

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Ted Beston was 'shocked' by Savile allegations

Yesterday, Ted Beston, the former Radio 1 producer, was arrested by officers from Operation Yewtree. Mr Beston was not charged. Mr Beston vehemently denies the historic allegations put to him by the police.

When the Savile story surfaced in October, Mr Beston made clear then that he was shocked by the allegations...

For the time being, Mr Beston will be saying nothing further and we request that Mr Beston, who is now 76, be allowed to deal with these false claims without undue intrusion.

– Statement released by Ted Beston's lawyers

BBC producer 'never knew' Jimmy Savile's dark side

Ted Beston said he never knew the dark side of Jimmy Savile Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Former Radio 1 producer Ted Beston was "shocked" by the allegations put to him by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, his lawyers have said.

Mr Beston, 76, was arrested by Operation Yewtree detectives yesterday morning on suspicion of sexual offences, then later bailed until February. He was the eighth person arrested in the inquiry.

"What emerged in October 2012 was a side of Savile that Mr Beston never knew," his lawyers said in a statement.

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Former Savile producer Ted Beston arrested

A man in his 70s, believed to be Ted Beston, a former Jimmy Savile producer, was arrested this morning by Operation Yewtree officers on suspicion of sexual offences.

Beston worked with Savile on his Radio 1 shows as well as the TV series, Savile's Travels.

Ted Beston, pictured in October, previously worked with Jimmy Savile Credit: ITV News

Man arrested at 6:30am this morning

Scotland Yard said they have arrested an eighth man as part of Operation Yewtree:

Officers working on Operation Yewtree have this morning, Wednesday 19 December, arrested a man in his 70s in connection with the investigation.

The man from London was arrested at 06.30hrs on suspicion of sexual offences and has been taken into custody at a south London police station.

The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Savile and others.'

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