Dave Lee Travis: Allegations have nothing to do with kids
DJ Dave Lee Travis has denied any wrongdoing after his arrest by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, stressing that allegations against him had "nothing to do with kids".
Speaking outside his home near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, the 67-year-old protested his innocence and said he did not want his name associated with "bloody evil" child abuse.
He said: "This is nothing to do with kids, all right? That's the first thing. Because that to me is the most important thing in the world and I do not wish to have my name sullied around something that bloody evil, to be honest.
"The second thing I want is to say, yes, there's a complete denial there, but there's nothing else I can tell you because otherwise I might be stepping on the police's feet and I don't want to do that because it might affect their investigations."
Dave Lee Travis taken off Magic 'with immediate effect'
Magic AM has taken Dave LeeTravis "off air with immediate effect" following the DJ's arrest yesterday by officers investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.
A spokeswoman for Bauer Media which owns Magic AM said: "Following the arrest and release on police bail of Dave Lee Travis, Bauer Media has decided to take him off air with immediate effect from his Magic AM weekend shows, which broadcast across the north of England.
"We understand that the allegations about which he was questioned by police pre-date his time as a freelance contributor to Magic AM.
"While we can make no judgment on the matters under investigation, we believe it would be inappropriate for him to broadcast until they are resolved."
Dave Lee Travis was arrested this morning at his home in Leighton Buzzard. He is 67-years-old now, but these allegations date back to the 1970s when he was at Radio One, a disc jockey who presented their breakfast programme.
Two women came forward and said that he had allegedly groped them.
He has always strenuously denied the allegations. He said quite openly a few weeks ago that not only did he deny it - but he had never been involved in any inappropriate behaviour and he would be happy to talk to the police about it.
He is the fourth person to be arrested under Operation Yewtree - but he comes under the category of 'others'. That means although it's connected or comes about as a result of Jimmy Savile inquiry it is not as a consequence of something he did when he was with Jimmy Savile.