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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'."

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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.

Freddie Starr denies wrongdoing after being accused of groping a teenager

Freddie Starr pictured with Karin Ward from Shropshire Credit: BBC

The comedian Freddie Starr, who lives in Studley in Warwickshire, has denied any wrong doing after claims he groped a teenager at a recording of one of Jimmy Savile's shows.

Karin Ward - who's from Shropshire - was 14 at the time of the recording.

Initially Freddie Starr denied ever being on the same show as the teenager but since then footage has been released showing Freddie Starr sitting inches from her on Jimmy Savile's show Clunk Clink.

His lawyers have said that Freddie Starr was mistaken about his presence at the show but that he "vigorously" denied groping the school girl.

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