Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Arrested DJ's 'conscience is clear'

Dave Lee Travis has said his 'conscience is clear' as he strongly denied all allegations of wrongdoing

DJ Dave Lee Travis insists that his "conscience is clear" and has denied any wrongdoing after he was arrested for a second time over sexual assault allegations.

The 67-year-old was originally arrested by Operation Yewtree detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal in November.

He answered bail on Monday and was re-arrested in connection with further allegations, and later bailed until April.

Speaking outside his home in Bedfordshire, he said: "The last four months have been extraordinary.

"Allegations which I strongly deny have been put to me by the police and to which I have given full and complete answers. I have fully co-operated and my conscience is clear."

At the time of his arrest in November, Travis again denied any wrongdoing and stressed that the allegations against him had nothing to do with children.

He said he is one of many people facing claims under Operation Yewtree.

He said: "It is public knowledge that they are carrying out a wide-ranging investigation concerning allegations made against many people over many decades. I'm simply one of those people.

"I ask you to take into account that I was not and have not been charged with anything by the police. I repeat that: I have not been charged on anything by the police."

The Magic AM presenter, who was taken off air in the wake of his first arrest, said those close to him have been "extremely distressed" at the way he has been treated.

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