– Statement released by Ted Beston's lawyers
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.
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.
Former BBC radio producer Ted Beston, who was arrested yesterday by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, "vehemently denies" the historic allegations, his solicitors have said.
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.
Police have been searching inside a house understood to be that of Ted Beston, Jimmy Savile's former producer.
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.'
A man in his seventies from London was arrested this morning by Operation Yewtree police on suspicion of sexual offences. He is part of the investigation into abuse by "Jimmy Savile and others."