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  • 11 November 2012, 22:38

Man Bailed By Jimmy Savile Inquiry Police

A man in his 70s arrested in connection with the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation has been released on bail.

The suspect was held as part of Operation Yewtree - an inquiry into alleged child sexual exploitation by Savile and others.

Police said the man was detained at an address in Cambridge on suspicion of sexual offences, and was taken into custody locally.

He has now been bailed to a date in December pending further inquiries.

The arrest was the third made in Operation Yewtree.

Former glam rock star Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was arrested first and questioned at a central London police station after being detained at his home in the capital.

Comedian Freddie Starr was arrested next. He was detained twice and released on bail for a second time earlier this month, as part of the Savile abuse inquiry.

The 69-year-old, from Warwickshire, was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences.

He has consistently denied any involvement in the alleged abuse.

Scotland Yard is leading a national investigation into former TV and radio presenter Savile, who died last year at the age of 84.

He is now believed to have been one of the UK's most prolific abusers, with about 300 possible victims.

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