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Freddie Starr lawyer 'astonished' at length of investigation

Comedian Freddie Starr was bailed today until early December as police investigations continue into alleged sexual offences.

The 70-year-old was initially arrested at his Warwickshire home in November last year by officers from Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree, the national investigation sparked by abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile.

Mr Starr’s lawyer said he is "astonished" at the length of time the investigation is taking.

Freddie was due to return to the police station today to answer bail and our belief was that this would have marked the end of this matter.

However, we have been informed that the police have instead re-bailed him to 5th December.

We are astonished at the amount of time this investigation is taking in relation to Freddie and indeed surprised, on the basis of what has been put to him, that he even remains under investigation.

– Dean Dunham, Freddie Starr's lawyer