– Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London
The CPS has carefully considered the evidence gathered as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to David Smith, who was employed as a driver at the time of the allegations.
The CPS received a file of evidence on 21 December 2012. Further enquiries were necessary and the result of those enquiries was received by the CPS on 18th March.
We have concluded, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction, and that it is in the public interest for David Smith to be charged with five offences.
Driver David Smith will be charged with five sex offences after he was arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, the Crown Prosecution Service said.