Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Comic denies Falklands questioning

Jim Davidson has not been charged and has been bailed to July

A lawyer for the entertainer Jim Davidson said his client has not been interviewed over an alleged historic sexual offence carried out in the Falkland Islands.

Davidson, who was rebailed by detectives from Operation Yewtree - the probe launched in the aftermath of the Jimmy Savile scandal - was originally arrested by Scotland Yard in January over allegations of historic sexual offences against women in the UK.

The 59-year-old has not been charged and has been bailed to July.

It was reported that Yewtree detectives were carrying out an investigation on behalf of the Royal Falklands Island Police into an accusation that the comic indecently assaulted a woman while he was on tour and entertaining British troops.

Davidson's solicitor Henri Brandman said: "Jim continues to vigorously deny the allegations that have been put to him and is helping the police as fully as possible in their inquiries.

"He has not been charged with any offence.

"Jim has not been interviewed in respect of any alleged incident with a woman suggested to have taken place in the Falkland Islands about 30 years ago.

"Unless and until he is interviewed on that subject, neither he nor I can make any comment in that respect."