Starr: 'To be accused of this is devastating'

Asked whether he has ever abused underage girls, Freddie Starr told ITV News:

"Never. I never have done, I never would do. It's not my style. It's not in me to do that."

"If there's one thing I hate, close to my heart, it's paedophiles. I cannot stand them. And to be accused of this is devastating," he added.


Starr's health fears over claims

The entertainer Freddie Starr has said he has had heart palpitations due to the stress caused by allegations that he assaulted a teenager after appearing on a Jimmy Savile show in the 70s. He described the claims as having "no evidence whatsoever."