Starr quizzed in Savile probe

The latest on investigations into allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jimmy Savile.

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Freddie Starr bailed again

Freddie Starr the comedian who lives in Warwickshire has been bailed for the second time after being questioned by police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

Starr been publicly implicated in the Savile scandal over the past month but has strongly denied the accusations.

The 69-year-old returned to speak to officers earlier today having been first arrested on Thursday on suspicion of sexual offences, and then bailed in the early hours of Friday morning.

His next bail date has not yet been revealed by Scotland Yard.

Starr released early this morning

A force spokesman said the suspect was released on bail between 1am and 1.30am on Friday morning. The date when he must represent himself to officers is yet to be released by Scotland Yard.

The police spokesman said the arrest falls under the investigation termed "Savile and others".

Starr been publicly implicated in the Savile scandal over the past month but has strongly denied the accusations.

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Freddie Starr Bailed

Comedian Freddie Starr from Warwickshire has been released on police bail after being questioned by detectives investigating allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jimmy Savile.

A man named by sources as Starr, 69, was arrested in Warwickshire yesterday on suspicion of sexual offences before being released during the early hours of this morning.

Starr denies all the allegations against him.

Police statement on Starr arrest

Freddie Starr pictured in December last year Credit: PA Pictures

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'."

Freddie Starr arrested

It has been confirmed that Freddie Starr has been arrested.

Met Police said a man in his 60s from Warwickshire was arrested at approximately 17:45 on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into custody.

This is the second arrest in Operation Yewtree, the investigation termed 'Saville and others.'

Gary Glitter, the first arrest, was held on Sunday.

Starr denies all the allegations against him.

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