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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Starr, Clifford rebailed as part of Savile sex probe

TWO high-profile figures arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal have been rebailed until next year, police said.

Comedian Freddie Starr and publicist Max Clifford have been rebailed to return on dates in February and March pending further inquiries.

Mr Starr (69) was arrested in Warwickshire on November 1 as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation into allegations of sex abuse surrounding the late TV presenter Savile and others.

He had been publicly implicated in the Savile scandal but strongly denied any accusations.

PR guru Clifford was arrested on December 6 at his Surrey home on suspicion of sexual offences.

He described the allegations as "damaging and totally untrue".

A Scotland Yard spokesman has said: "Two men arrested as part of Operation Yewtree have been rebailed to return pending further inquiries.

"A man in his 60s ('Yewtree 2'), who was arrested on November 1, has been rebailed to return on a date in March pending further inquiries.

"A second man in his 60s ('Yewtree 6'), who was arrested on December 6, has been rebailed to return on a date in February pending further inquiries," added the spokesman.

Irish Independent

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