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Starr's re-arrest not linked to Savile

Freddie Starr pictured at the British Comedy Awards in 2011. Credit: Empics

The investigation under which Starr has been re-arrested is the national inquiry sparked after allegations of abuse were made against Jimmy Savile.

It has been split into three strands - allegations against Savile, those against Savile and others, and those against others.

Starr was originally arrested under the "Savile and others" strand, but the re-arrest was not linked to Savile.

He has previously denied any wrongdoing.