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Man (80) is arrested in Savile probe

By Margaret Davis

An 80-year-old man has been arrested over sex crime allegations linked to disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile.

The pensioner was held on suspicion of sexual offences in south London yesterday and was later bailed until October, Scotland Yard said.

He is the 14th person to be arrested under Operation Yewtree, the investigation prompted by abuse claims made against late DJ Savile. The investigation has been run in three strands – those involving Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others. Yesterday's arrest comes under "Savile and others".

A number of celebrities have been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, including Gary Glitter, comedians Jim Davidson and Freddie Starr, and Rolf Harris.

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