Man held in Savile sex abuse probe

Jimmy Savile worked for the BBC between 1963 and 2007

Jimmy Savile worked for the BBC between 1963 and 2007

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A man in his 60s has been arrested by police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

The man, from Bedfordshire, was held at 7.45am on suspicion of sexual offences and is being questioned.

Police said the allegations made against him do not directly involve Savile, and are classed under the strand of their investigation termed "others".

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is leading a national investigation into abuse allegations made against disgraced TV presenter Savile.

So far, around 450 potential victims have come forward and 200 allegations of sexual assault have been made.

Officers are looking at three strands within their inquiry: claims against Savile, those against Savile and others, and those against others.

Most of the "others" allegations have been made against people associated with the entertainment industry.

So far Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and a 73-year-old man have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation.

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