Freddie Starr has just spoken outside his home, reacting to the news that charges against him have been dropped.
#Starr said thank you to his fans for sticking by him. He was emotional and unwell. His lawyer spoke for him saying...
... #Starr should not have been on bail for as long as he was. They are unhappy with parts of the police investigation.
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