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Freddie Starr released on bail

Comedian Freddie Starr has been released on bail for a second night after being questioned by police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

The 69-year-old returned to speak to officers earlier today after first being arrested yesterday on suspicion of sexual offences, and bailed in the early hours of this morning.

His next bail date has not yet been revealed by Scotland Yard.



Comedian Freddie Starr held by Savile police

Freddie Starr pictured in December last year. Credit: Press Association

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'."

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