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Jim Davidson 'delighted' by historic sex claim ruling

Jim Davidson said he is "delighted" that he will face no further action. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Comedian Jim Davidson said he is "delighted" that he will face no further action over an alleged historic sex offence in the Falkland Islands.The 60-year-old has been told that he will not be prosecuted over a claim that he assaulted a woman while he was on a trip to entertain troops in the 1980s.

His solicitor Henri Brandman said: "My client, Jim Davidson, is delighted to have received news today that there will be no further action relating to an allegation of an historic sexual nature in the Falkland Islands.

"I will not be making any further comment on his behalf."

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Davidson grateful police investigation winding down

Comedian Jim Davidson said he was pleased that the police have decided not to take an investigation into a number of sexual offences against him any further.

Expressing his gratitude to his loyal family, friends and fans he said police did a "great job" investigating the allegations against him.

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports.

Jim Davidson thanks family and fans for standing by him

Comedian Jim Davidson said he was pleased no further action has been taken in relation to the multiple sex crime allegations made against him.

Appearing jovial as he spoke to reporters in Torquay he praised the police for doing "a great job" and said he was grateful to the support of his family, his friends, his loyal fans and his football team.

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Davidson: People making allegations 'for the sake of it'

Jim Davidson has said he thinks people were "making allegations for the sake of it" after an police dropped an investigation into sex crimes claims against him.

"I'm just pleased there'll be no further action," he said.

"All I know is allegations were made against me and I literally helped the police with their inquires. I kept on working because I was innocent and that's what I believed from the beginning."

Davidson added: "Allegations are allegations. Anyone can make an allegation and I think the public were slightly aware that people were making allegations for the sake of it."

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Jim Davidson said in April accusations 'can ruin lives'

Jim Davidson, writing on his personal blog in late April, professed his innocence of any historic sexual offences and said he would "wait for the game to play out".

(The police) must know that these accusations are things that can literally ruin peoples' lives. My life is on hold, so is that of my wife.

I have to shake my head and ask is this really happening? Well, it is! The only good thing is that I know I am innocent, and that is a powerful weapon to have. It still is upsetting though. You have to be strong and wait for the game to play out.

His solicitor has said today Mr Davidson is "pleased" the allegations against him have been dropped after the Crown Prosecution Service said there was "insufficient evidence" with which to charge the comedian.

No further action over 53-year-old's Yewtree arrest

A 53-year-old man arrested in Hampshire in January, as part of Operation Yewtree - the police investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal - has been told no further action will be taken against him.

Referring to both the 53-year-old and Jim Davidson, the CPS said there was "insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction".

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