Starr re-bailed by Savile cops

Freddie Starr has been re-bailed following his arrest by police officers investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal. The 69-year-old has been re-bailed to return on a date in March 2013, pending further inquiries, police said.

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Comedian Freddie Starr held by Savile police

Freddie Starr pictured in December last year. Credit: Press Association

A statement from the Metropolitan Police reads: "Officers working on Operation Yewtree have this evening, 1 November, arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the investigation.

"The man, from Warwickshire, was arrested at approximately 17.45 hrs on suspicion of sexual offences, and has been taken into police custody locally.

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

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