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.
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.
Freddie Starr has been arrested, it has been confirmed.
Met Police said a man in his 60s from Warwickshire was arrested at approximately 17.45 on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into custody locally.
Mark Williams-Thomas, the man behind the ITV Exposure Jimmy Savile documentary, has tweeted that comedian Freddie Starr is under arrest.
Breaking : Freddie Star under arrest #jimmysavile
Freddie Starr told ITV1's This Morning that he has had heart palpitations due to stress caused by allegations that he assaulted a teenager. He added that he was going to hospital later today for a check-up.
The entertainer Freddie Starr has told ITV1's This Morning:
If I do have a heart attack and die, on my gravestone will be, 'I told you I was innocent'.
Asked whether he has ever abused underage girls, Mr Starr told ITV News yesterday: "Never. I never have done, I never would do. It's not my style. It's not in me to do that."
Asked whether he has ever abused underage girls, Freddie Starr told ITV News:
"Never. I never have done, I never would do. It's not my style. It's not in me to do that."
"If there's one thing I hate, close to my heart, it's paedophiles. I cannot stand them. And to be accused of this is devastating," he added.
Freddie Starr has told ITV News that there is no evidence to support claims he assaulted a teenager, saying it is, "all he said, she said."
The entertainer Freddie Starr has strongly denied to ITV News allegations he assaulted a teenager after the recording of one of Sir Jimmy Savile's shows.
He had denied ever being on one of Savile's shows - but footage has since been found showing him on Clunk Click, sitting just inches from Karin Ward, who was 14 at the time of the recording.
Speaking to ITV News, he said:
I don't think that there's any evidence there whatsoever. It's a matter of 'he said, she said.'
What Jimmy Savile is alleged to have done is ...wrong, that's totally wrong.
I do not like being tarred with the same brush as Jimmy Savile or Gary Glitter.
Claims that Freddie Starr allegedly assaulted a teenager in the 1970s are "horrendous" and are making the comedian ill, his fiancée revealed.
Speaking to ITV1's This Morning, Sophie Lea said:
It's absolutely nonsense.
I know Freddie myself, I've known him for a long time before we even got together and when I was working with him on stage never once did he make any advances towards me.
She added that Starr initially took out an injunction because he was told at the "last minute about these allegations":
We never had any time to even think, our heads were absolutely spinning, and it was advised to take out an injunction to stop anything coming out without any proof, without any evidence.
These are allegations, there is no proof whatsoever and Freddie absolutely denies it.