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Gary Glitter and man in 70s re-bailed by Savile police

Gary Glitter pictured in 2008. Credit: PA

Former pop star Gary Glitter and a man in his 70s have been re-bailed by police investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was the first person to be arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation into allegations of sex abuse surrounding Savile and others.

The 68-year-old was detained at his central London home on October 28, before being questioned by officers and released on bail.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Two men arrested in connection with Operation Yewtree - a man in his 60s and a man in his 70s - have been re-bailed to return on dates in February 2013."

  1. Lucy Manning

Police arrest strategy moves into action

The police investigation has already moved pretty quickly.

On Thursday, police were talking about getting together an arrest strategy together and today we saw our first arrest. And there will be more. Some will be high profile and others not so high profile.

We spoke to one woman last week who has passed the name of a former BBC employee onto police. She wants an arrest.

The police have put the allegations into separate categories: Those against Savile, those against others and those against Savile with others.

They say that today's arrest of Gary Glitter is in the latter category. Mr Glitter is not on bail until December.



Gary Glitter arrested on suspicion of sexual offences

A Metropolitan Police statement says: "Officers working on Operation Yewtree have today, 28 October, arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the investigation.

"The man, from London, was arrested at approximately 7.15am on suspicion of sexual offences, and has been taken into custody at a London police station.

"The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Savile and others'. Not prepared to discuss further."