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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Comedian 'vigorously denies' claims

Comedian Jim Davidson has been bailed over sex allegations

Comedian Jim Davidson "vigorously denies" the allegations made against him, his solicitor said following the star's re-arrest for further alleged sex offences.

The 59-year-old answered bail when it is thought he was re-arrested following more allegations of sexual offences.

And his solicitor Henri Brandman said his client "vigorously denies" all the allegations against him.

Mr Brandman said: "Jim vigorously denies the allegations.

"He has not been charged with any offence. Neither he nor I will be making a further comment."

The former Big Break and Generation Game host answered bail today after he was held in January by detectives working on Operation Yewtree, the national investigation prompted by the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said a 59-year-old man had been "further arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with further allegations made to Operation Yewtree".

He was arrested on January 2 in west London, along with a 53-year-old who was held in Hampshire. They both answered bail and have again been released on bail until May.

In January, Mr Brandman issued a statement relating to the initial allegations, which were made by two women 25 years ago.

He said at the time: "The complainants were then in their mid 20s. Jim vigorously denies the allegations. He answered police questions as fully as he was able after this passage of time."

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