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CPS: 'Insufficient evidence to charge Jim Davidson'

The Crown Prosecution Service has explained why it decided not to charge Jim Davidson over alleged historical sexual offences:

We have determined that there is insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in relation to all complaints and have advised the Metropolitan Police Service that no further action should be taken.

– Crown Prosecution Service


Davidson 'pleased' to be cleared of sex claims

Jim Davidson wrote on his blog last month he would be "bloody glad when (the investigation against him is) all over". Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Jim Davidson is "pleased" to have been told he will face no further action after he was arrested on suspicion of historical sexual offences, his solicitor has said.

The 59-year-old comedian was initially held in January by detectives from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation sparked by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, before being re-arrested in March after further allegations emerged.

His solicitor, Henri Brandman, said: "My client Jim Davidson was, of course, arrested a number of months ago in respect of allegations of a historical sexual nature.

"He is pleased to have received news today that there will be no further action relating to the allegations."

CPS receives Jim Davidson and Dave Lee Travis files

Prosecutors have received full files of evidence in relation to DJ Dave Lee Travis, Jim Davidson and a 53-year-old man who was arrested on 2nd January.

Prosecutors have received full files of evidence in relation to Jim Davidson. Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

They have also given early investigative advice to police in relation to Rolf Harris, Freddie Starr and Gary Glitter.


Jim Davidson denies Falklands questioning

Jim Davidson's lawyer said the entertainer had not been interviewed over an alleged historic sexual offence carried out in the Falkland Islands.

It was reported today that Scotland Yard detectives were carrying out an investigation on behalf of the Royal Falklands Island Police into an accusation that the comic indecently assaulted a woman while he was on tour and entertaining British troops.

Jim Davidson has performed for British troops around the world Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Davidson's solicitor Henri Brandman said: "Jim continues to vigorously deny the allegations that have been put to him and is helping the police as fully as possible in their inquiries.

"Jim has not been interviewed in respect of any alleged incident with a woman suggested to have taken place in the Falkland Islands about 30 years ago.

Davidson, who was yesterday rebailed by detectives from Operation Yewtree, was originally arrested in January over allegations of historic sexual offences against women in the UK.

The 59-year-old has not been charged and has been bailed to July.

Jim Davidson 'vigorously denies' allegations

Jim Davidson "continues to vigorously deny" allegations of sex offences, his lawyer said after the comedian was rebailed.

Jim continues to vigorously deny the allegations and is helping the police as fully as possible in their inquiries. He has not, of course, been charged with any offence.

– Jim Davidson's solicitor, Henri Brandman
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