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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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Freddie Starr arrest follows strenuous denials

Karen Ward, a woman that ITV News interviewed making allegations about Jimmy Savile, also made allegations about Freddie Starr. She said that he "groped her", that he had a case of "wandering hands," and that it was in Jimmy Savile's dressing room at the BBC.

Freddie Starr himself has strenuously denied this. Over the last few weeks he's given interviews denying this. This is what he had to say a few weeks ago:

Initially he denied he had ever met Karen Ward but then footage emerged of Freddie Starr on a show with Jimmy Savile with her in the background. But he has been quite vociferous in those denials that he has done anything wrong.

On Sunday, Gary Glitter was arrested. Starr is the second celebrity to be arrested, and we are expecting more. Police are saying this is part of what they are terming in the investigation, 'Savile and others'.

More arrests are expected to come, although not all of them will be household names.

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