Davidson denies new sex claims

Comedian Jim Davidson 'vigorously denies' new sex offence claims made against him, his solicitor has said. The 59-year-old was bailed after being re-arrested over fresh allegations of sexual offences.

Solicitor: Jim Davidson has not been charged

Jim Davidson's solicitor Henri Brandman said tonight that his client has not been charged with any offence and "vigorously denies" the allegations made against him.

Mr Brandman said in a statement:

Jim vigorously denies the allegations.

He has not been charged with any offence.

Neither he nor I will be making a further comment.

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Jim Davidson released on bail until May

Former Generation Game and Big Break host Jim Davidson has been released on bail until May.

Davidson was originally arrested on January 2 in west London, along with a 53 year old who was held in Hampshire. The unnamed 53 year old has also been released on bail until May.

Jim Davidson pictured earlier this month.
Jim Davidson pictured earlier this month. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Last week DJ Dave Lee Travis was re-arrested after further allegations were made to Operation Yewtree detectives.

Speaking outside his home in Bedfordshire, the 67-year-old insisted his "conscience is clear" and again denied any wrongdoing.

So far 11 people have been arrested under Operation Yewtree, the investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

Jim Davidson re-arrested following 'further allegations'

Comedian Jim Davidson.
Comedian Jim Davidson. Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Jim Davidson, 59, answered bail today after being held in January by detectives working on Operation Yewtree, the investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said a 59-year-old man had been "further arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with further allegations made to Operation Yewtree".

At the time of his first arrest in January, Davidson's solicitor Henri Brandman issued a statement to say he "vigorously denied" the allegations.