Man released in Savile abuse inquiry
A pensioner arrested as part of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation has been released on bail.
The 73-year-old man was arrested at a property in Cambridge at 7.15am today and taken into custody locally.
He was arrested under Operation Yewtree — the investigation into alleged offending by the former disc jockey and others.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said the man, who has not been named, was bailed to a date in December pending further inquiries
The arrest was the third made in Operation Yewtree.
Former pop star Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was arrested first and questioned at a central London police station after being detained at his home in the capital.
Comedian Freddie Starr was arrested next.
He was arrested twice and released on bail for a second time earlier this month. The 69-year-old, from Warwickshire, was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences. He has consistently denied any involvement in the alleged abuse.
Last month he branded Savile “despicable” and “disgusting”, and urged police to interview him so he could clear his name.
Savile, who died last year at the age of 84, is now believed to have been one of the UK’s most prolific abusers, with hundreds of possible victims.
Scotland Yard is leading a national investigation into the television and radio star’s activities and pursuing hundreds of lines of inquiry.