Freddie Starr has been released on police bail after a second day of questioning by officers investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.
Freddie Starr has been released on police bail after being questioned by detectives in the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.
Comedian Freddie Starr has been arrested by police officers investigating allegations of abuse surrounding Jimmy Savile.
Freddie Starr, who was arrested yesterday by police officers investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, has returned for further questioning.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed a man in his 60s from Warwickshire is being interviewed again today.
Freddie Starr has been released on police bail after being questioned by detectives investigating allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jimmy Savile. Daybreak's Katy Fawcett reports:
Former Met Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Hill has told Daybreak that Freddie Starr is innocent until proven guilty.
"It's probably a relief he's had an opportunity to put his side of his story to police," she added.
A man in his 60s, named by sources as comedian Freddie Starr, has been released on police bail after being questioned by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex scandal, Scotland Yard said.
Karen Ward, a woman that ITV News interviewed making allegations about Jimmy Savile, also made allegations about Freddie Starr. She said that he "groped her", that he had a case of "wandering hands," and that it was in Jimmy Savile's dressing room at the BBC.
Freddie Starr himself has strenuously denied this. Over the last few weeks he's given interviews denying this. This is what he had to say a few weeks ago:
Initially he denied he had ever met Karen Ward but then footage emerged of Freddie Starr on a show with Jimmy Savile with her in the background. But he has been quite vociferous in those denials that he has done anything wrong.
On Sunday, Gary Glitter was arrested. Starr is the second celebrity to be arrested, and we are expecting more. Police are saying this is part of what they are terming in the investigation, 'Savile and others'.
More arrests are expected to come, although not all of them will be household names.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police reads: "Officers working on Operation Yewtree have this evening, 1 November, arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the investigation.
"The man, from Warwickshire, was arrested at approximately 17.45 hrs on suspicion of sexual offences, and has been taken into police custody locally.
"The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Savile and others'."
Met Police say this is the second arrest in Operation Yewtree, the investigation termed 'Savile and others'.
Gary Glitter, the first arrest, was held on Sunday.