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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.

Read more: Savile producer denies claims

Jim Davidson denies Falklands questioning

Jim Davidson's lawyer said the entertainer had not been interviewed over an alleged historic sexual offence carried out in the Falkland Islands.

It was reported today that Scotland Yard detectives were carrying out an investigation on behalf of the Royal Falklands Island Police into an accusation that the comic indecently assaulted a woman while he was on tour and entertaining British troops.

Jim Davidson has performed for British troops around the world Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Davidson's solicitor Henri Brandman said: "Jim continues to vigorously deny the allegations that have been put to him and is helping the police as fully as possible in their inquiries.

"Jim has not been interviewed in respect of any alleged incident with a woman suggested to have taken place in the Falkland Islands about 30 years ago.

Davidson, who was yesterday rebailed by detectives from Operation Yewtree, was originally arrested in January over allegations of historic sexual offences against women in the UK.

The 59-year-old has not been charged and has been bailed to July.


'Yewtree effect' may inflate future crime figures

The ONS said today's crime figures include the 214 sexual offences related to the high-profile Operation Yewtree associated with disgraced presenter Jimmy Savile.However, despite this, there was a 3% fall in overall recorded sexual offences.

The ONS said the so-called Yewtree effect, which may results in more victims coming forward to report historical sexual abuse, may impact on future figures.

There were 107, 471 offences of theft from the person recorded in the year to December 2012, compared to 99,396 in the previous year. The ONS said the rate of increase had sped up since 2008/2009.

This increase occurred almost entirely in London, the ONS said, with the volume of theft from the person offences in the rest of England and Wales remaining fairly flat since 2008/09.

Rolf Harris 'arrested as part of Savile inquiry'

It is being reported that Rolf Harris has been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Media outlets had been aware of his identity but for legal reasons only reported that an 82-year-old man had been arrested.

Rolf Harris 'arrested as part of Operation Yewtree' Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Operation Yewtree has three main lines: 'Savile', 'Savile and others' and 'others'.

After his arrest in March, just days before his 83rd birthday, a Scotland Yard spokesman said: "An 82-year-old man from Berkshire was arrested by officers on Operation Yewtree on suspicion of sexual offences.

"He has been bailed to a date in May pending further inquiries.

"The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'others'."

Rolf Harris 'arrested over historic sex abuse claims'

It has been reported that Rolf Harris has been questioned by police in relation to historic allegations of sexual abuse.

Rolf Harris 'arrested over historical sex abuse claims' Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

Reports claim that police questioned the 83-year-old under caution in November before he was arrested 28th March.

He has been bailed until May.

The Australian TV personality was arrested by police investigating claims made against Jimmy Savile, although it is reported that his arrest is unrelated to the former DJ.

The Metropolitan Police have refused to comment.

Savile may have abused 'three times more' people

Jimmy Savile could have sexually abused three times the number of victims who have come forward so far, the former head of the investigation into his crimes has reportedly said.

Operation Yewtree, which is looking into allegations of sex crimes against the former DJ and presenter and a host of other celebrities, has already recorded 450 complaints against him.

Jimmy Savile may abused 'three times as many' people Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

But the Sun reported that ex-Metropolitan Police Commissioner Peter Spindler, who led Yewtree until earlier this year, told an NSPCC conference that as well as those who came forward there were "probably double, treble that who haven't".

He then told the paper: "My best guess is that there are many other victims who won't have come forward because they don't want to talk about it.

"They've dealt with it, they've put it in the past.

"So even with the 450 that have come forward there must be many more. That's not just true for Savile, it's true for other offenders as well."

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