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.

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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."