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Saturday 25 October 2014

Freddie Starr held over sex claims

Freddie Starr has been arrested over alleged sexual offences

Comedian Freddie Starr has been arrested for a third time over alleged sexual offences.

He was told that he faces a further claim when he attended a police station in Warwickshire by appointment.

Starr was first arrested in November 2012 by detectives from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation launched in the wake of abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.

Those claims were linked to the late DJ. Starr was rearrested in April over further claims that were not connected to Savile.

The Yewtree investigation has been split into three sections - allegations involving Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others.

Scotland Yard did not name the performer, but said: "Today, Tuesday January 14, "Yewtree 2" was further arrested after attending a police station in Warwickshire by prior appointment.

"The arrest relates to a further allegation made to Operation Yewtree, which falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'others'. We are not prepared to discuss further.

"Yewtree 2 was arrested on November 1 2012 on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into custody. These allegations fall under the strand we have termed 'Savile and others'.

"He was subsequently released on bail pending further inquiries."

Starr is due to answer bail next month.

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