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Ex-Savile officer on Big Brother

A former detective who worked on Operation Yewtree, the inquiry into the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, is taking part in Channel 5's Big Brother. Scotland Yard has warned the broadcaster of the risks of having Daniel Neal on the show.

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Police: Channel 5 'made fully aware of potential risks'

Scotland Yard has warned Channel 5 over the risks of having a former Operation Yewtree police officer on Big Brother.

The Daily Star alleges the contestant is an ex-detective constable "who played a key role" on the Jimmy Savile abuse inquiry.

We are aware of reports concerning the proposed media appearance of a former detective constable.We have been in contact with Channel 5 and made them fully aware of potential risks and their responsibility to live investigations.

All officers joining the MPS and leaving the MPS are required to sign the Official Secrets Act.

– Metropolitan Police

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