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Detectives investigating Jimmy Savile abuse claims quiz man in his 80s on 'suspicion of sex offences'
Man is being treated as part of investigation not directly relating to disgraced DJPolice executed search warrant at Berkshire address last Saturday
Left police premises this afternoon after being interviewed under caution
22:48 GMT, 29 November 2012
Police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal yesterday questioned a fifth man.
The suspect, in his 80s and from Berkshire, was interviewed under caution on suspicion of sexual offences.
It follows the arrests of paedophile
pop star Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr, DJ Dave Lee Travis, and
Savile’s former producer Wilfred De’Ath. All deny any wrongdoing.
Police are investigating hundreds of allegations against the late DJ Jimmy Savile
Scotland Yard said the man questioned
yesterday was being treated as part of the investigation that does not
directly relate to Savile’s offences.
He was interviewed for five hours by
officers working on Operation Yewtree.
On Saturday, police searched a
property in Berkshire.
A Metropolitan Police: 'A man was interviewed today by officers working on Operation Yewtree has now left police premises.
'A man in his 80s, from Berkshire, was interviewed under caution on suspicion of sexual offences after attending south London police premises by appointment at midday today.
'He was interviewed by officers working on Operation Yewtree under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Others'.
'Officers executed a search warrant at an address in Berkshire on Saturday 24 November.
'We are not prepared to discuss further.'
Gary Glitter has been arrested and bailed by police as they look into allegations
Dave Lee Travis, the former Radio 1 DJ, (left)
and comedian Freddie Starr have both been arrested and bailed as part of
a national inquiry
Before today, four arrests had been
made as part of a national investigation, called Operation Yewtree, into
alleged sexual offences by Savile and others.
Gary Glitter and comedian Freddie Starr were arrested and bailed under Operation Yewtree in the strand classed 'Savile and others'.
DJ Dave Lee Travis and a man in his 70s were arrested and bailed in November as
part of the operation strand classed as 'others'.
Yard is leading the inquiry and has said officers are currently dealing
with around 450 potential victims, the vast majority of whom claim they
fell prey to Savile.