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Operation Yewtree detectives arrest 79-year-old man

A 79-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences by Operation Yewtree detectives, Scotland Yard said.

He was held in Essex by officers working on the investigation into historic sex crimes, launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

The Metropolitan Police said the arrest fell under the strand of the operation known as "others", and the man has been released on bail until early December.

He is the 19th person arrested under the Yewtree investigation.

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