Wednesday 18 October 2017

Former Pop Idol judge 'Doctor Fox' arrested over alleged historical sex offences

Neil Fox in 2009
Neil Fox in 2009
Neil Fox with Pamela Anderson and Nikki Chapman in 2002

Margaret Davis

DJ Neil Fox has been arrested over alleged historical sex offences against two women.

The 53-year-old Magic presenter, known as Doctor Fox, was held earlier today and is being questioned at a police station in central London.

A spokesman for Bauer Media said: "Bauer Media can confirm that Neil Fox, presenter of the Magic Radio breakfast show, was today arrested by Westminster Police. He is currently being questioned about various allegations.

"In the circumstances Neil will be off air from tomorrow to enable him to devote his full attention to dealing with these matters. All other aspects of his contract will remain unchanged while matters are resolved. We can make no further comment at this stage."

Neil Fox with Pamela Anderson and Nikki Chapman in 2002
Neil Fox with Pamela Anderson and Nikki Chapman in 2002

His arrest is not part of high profile sex crime investigation Operation Yewtree.

Scotland Yard did not name the broadcaster, but said that a 53-year-old man was being questioned.

A spokeswoman said: "Officers from Westminster this morning arrested a 53-year-old man following allegations of historical sexual assault against two women.

"The man remains in custody at a central London police station. We have searched an address in SW6 and in the Littlehampton area.

"The man was arrested at a business address in W1."

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