Comedian arrested as part of Savile investigation

By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 02 November 2012 Updated: 05/11 10:59

COMEDIAN Freddie Starr has been arrested in connection with the investigation in to sexual offences allegedly committed by Jimmy Savile and others.

The 69-year-old from Mappleborough Green has been bailed by Met Police after being taken in to custody on Thursday (November 1). It is the second arrest on suspicion of sexual offences made by officers investigating claims high-profile stars were involved in the scandal linked to Savile.

A statement from the Met said: "Officers working on Operation Yewtree yesterday arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the investigation.

"The man from Warwickshire was arrested at approximately 5.45pm on suspicion of sexual offences and was taken into custody. He has since been bailed."

Starr has strenuously denied all allegations made against him.

Popular »

1 Council seizes derelict properties

2 Go meat free for St George

3 Sheep stolen from Alvechurch

4 The search is on to find Redditch and Alcester heroines

5 Serious sexual assault at lake

More news »

Campaigners meet health minister

CAMPAIGNERS say they are encouraged by the response

Norovirus update: Visitors urged to stay away from hospitals

VISITORS are being asked to stay away from

Walk a mile in her shoes

MEN FROM across the district are being called

Save the Alex campaign to meet health minister

MEMBERS from the Save the Alex campaign are

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
More events planned as Libby Mae charity reaches £50,000

A BROMSGROVE charity which has raised more than £50,000 for ...

Stratford Observer
Shakespeare - England ultimate claim to fame

SHAKESPEARE is England's ultimate claim to fame. The Bard won ...

Evesham Observer
Win pair of tickets to NEC Baby Show

THE BABY Show is returning to the NEC in Birmingham ...