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Freddie Starr re-bailed over sex claims

Comedian Freddie Starr has been re-bailed until October by police investigating alleged sexual offences.

The 70-year-old was first arrested last November by detectives from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation prompted by abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.

Freddie Starr has consistently denied any wrongdoing. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Starr was re-arrested in April when further allegations against him emerged.

He was due to answer police bail this week, but has instead been re-bailed until October.


CPS receives Jim Davidson and Dave Lee Travis files

Prosecutors have received full files of evidence in relation to DJ Dave Lee Travis, Jim Davidson and a 53-year-old man who was arrested on 2nd January.

Prosecutors have received full files of evidence in relation to Jim Davidson. Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

They have also given early investigative advice to police in relation to Rolf Harris, Freddie Starr and Gary Glitter.

What is Operation Yewtree?

The police investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal is called Operation Yewtree.

The investigation is split in to three strands: Savile, Savile and Others and Others.

To date 14 suspects have been arrested as a part of the investigation as a whole.

Operation Yewtree was launched after allegations about Jimmy Savile. Credit: PA

A number of celebrities have been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, including former pop star Gary Glitter, comedians Jim Davidson and Freddie Starr, and TV presenter Rolf Harris.

All deny any wrongdoing and are on police bail.

So far, two people have been charged in separate cases - driver David Smith, who is due to face trial in October, and PR guru Max Clifford, who will be tried in March.


No charges against man arrested by Savile police

The Met Police has confirmed there is insufficient evidence to support the prosecution of a 65-year-old man who was arrested under Operation Yewtree on 5 February.

The man was arrested at an address in south London on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into police custody.

The man fell under the strand of the investigation police have termed 'others', and was bailed to return pending further inquiries.

On 3 June 2013 the man 'Yewtree 11' was informed that no further action would be taken by police.

The investigation found insufficient evidence to support a prosecution.

Police said there was early consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, and detectives did not submit the case for full CPS advice to decide the outcome.

No further action over Yewtree suspect

Police have said that no further action will be taken over a man arrested in the Operation Yewtree investigation.

The man in his 70s ['Yewtree 8'] was arrested on 19 December 2012 on suspicion of sexual offences. The investigation has found that there is insufficient evidence to support a prosecution.

Former radio producer Ted Beston was arrested on 19th December last year and 'vehemently denied' allegations at the time.

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