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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."

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Glitter arrested by officers investigating Savile abuse claims

Gary Glitter has been arrested by officers working on Operation Yewtree.

  • Operation Yewtree is a formal criminal investigation
  • It is investigating alleged child sexual exploitation by Jimmy Savile and others
  • The operation began as an enquiry but became a criminal investigation after 200 potential victims were identified

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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."