Savile abuse suspect is bailed

An 80-year-old man has been released on bail after being arrested this morning on suspicion of sex offences linked to Jimmy Savile. The man was detained at an address in south London.

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What is Operation Yewtree?

The police investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal is called Operation Yewtree.

The investigation is split in to three strands: Savile, Savile and Others and Others.

To date 14 suspects have been arrested as a part of the investigation as a whole.

Operation Yewtree was launched after allegations about Jimmy Savile. Credit: PA

A number of celebrities have been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, including former pop star Gary Glitter, comedians Jim Davidson and Freddie Starr, and TV presenter Rolf Harris.

All deny any wrongdoing and are on police bail.

So far, two people have been charged in separate cases - driver David Smith, who is due to face trial in October, and PR guru Max Clifford, who will be tried in March.


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