Freddie Starr re-bailed

Freddie Starr's lawyer said the comedian is hopeful he will be able to clear his name after he was re-bailed following his arrest by officers investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

Starr, 70, was re-bailed until 28 August after he was due to answer bail today.

Comedian Freddie Starr. Credit: Reuters

His lawyer, Dean Dunham, said: "Mr Starr was due to answer bail today, Wednesday June 19. However, the police have decided to re-bail him to August 28 and in the circumstances he was not required to attend the police station today.

"Mr Starr has maintained his innocence throughout and has assisted the police with their inquiries at all times.

"We are hopeful that the police inquiries are drawing close to a conclusion at which time Mr Starr will be able to confirm that he has publicly cleared his good name and reputation."