Sunday 26 January 2020

Jimmy Savile: police question a fifth man as part of investigation

Jimmy Savile
Jimmy Savile

A MAN in his 80s was today being interviewed under caution by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

The suspect, attended a south London police station by appointment at midday and was interviewed on suspicion of historic sexual offences.

The Metropolitan Police stressed that he had not been arrested.

The man is being treated as part of the investigation that does not directly relate to Savile, they said.

Before today, four arrests had been made as part of the national investigation into alleged sexual offences by Savile and others.

Gary Glitter, the comedian Freddie Starr, the DJ Dave Lee Travis and a man in his 70s, reported to be former television producer Wilfred De'Ath, have been arrested and bailed as part of the probe.

They all deny any wrongdoing.

Scotland Yard is leading the inquiry named OPeration Yewtree and has said officers are currently dealing with around 450 potential victims, the vast majority of whom claim they fell prey to Savile.

Sexual abuse allegations against the late Jim’ll Fix It presenter came to light in an ITV documentary.

Officers have been contacted by hundreds of alleged victims since Savile’s crimes were finally exposed by a subsequent ITV documentary.

They said that the scandal has uncovered child abuse on “an unprecedented scale”.

Rosa Silverman and Richard Alleyne,

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