Dave Lee Travis arrested
Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis has been arrested by cops as part of an investigation into sexual abuse sparked by allegations against late TV star Sir Jimmy Savile.
The presenter, a stalwart on the BBC's flagship Radio 1 station from the 1960s to the 1990s, was detained by police officers at his home in Bedfordshire on Thursday morning.
The star, nicknamed the Hairy Monster, worked alongside Savile as a presenter of chart show Top of the Pops. He was still being questioned in custody as WENN went to press.
The arrest is the latest in a string of allegations of sex abuse surrounding well-known public figures since former TV and radio star Savile was unmasked as a paedophile in September.
Police investigating the allegations believe Savile abused more than 300 youngsters over a period of decades. Others arrested and released on bail as part of the inquiry include pop star Gary Glitter and funnyman Freddie Starr.