Savile police charge driver

Driver David Smith will be charged with five sex offences after he was arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

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Driver due in court charged with five offences

David Smith is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on May 8 accused of two counts of indecent assault on a boy under 14, two counts of gross indecency with a boy under 14 and the sexual assault of a boy under 16 in 1984, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

He is the first person to be charged under Operation Yewtree, the national investigation prompted after claims were made against disgraced TV presenter Savile.

Driver charged with five sex offences

The CPS has carefully considered the evidence gathered as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to David Smith, who was employed as a driver at the time of the allegations.

The CPS received a file of evidence on 21 December 2012. Further enquiries were necessary and the result of those enquiries was received by the CPS on 18th March.

We have concluded, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction, and that it is in the public interest for David Smith to be charged with five offences.

– Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London

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