Friday, November 16, 2012

Dave Lee Travis 'Arrested By Savile Police'

Dave Lee TravisFormer DJ Dave Lee Travis has been arrested by police investigating the Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal, Sky sources say. The one time Radio One star and former presenter of Top Of The Pops, is reportedly being questioned on suspicion of sexual offences. He was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Yewtree at his home in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, at 7.45am, according to sources.

Sky's Tom Parmenter is at the DJ's home. He said: "We have seen a number of police vehicles, firstly one marked police car and then an unmarked police car leaving this property. Then another two cars arrived. "We believe that Dave Lee Travis' wife is still inside the home and we wait to see if there are any further developments." He added: "We know from previous statements from Dave Lee Travis that he has always strenuously denied any misconduct or any sexual assault allegations made against him."

It is understood that the allegations do not directly involve Savile and are classed under the strand of the investigation termed "others". The Metropolitan Police Service is leading a national investigation into abuse allegations made against the disgraced Jim'll Fix It presenter. 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. Former glam rock star Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and a 73-year-old man have already been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation.

Source: Yahoo news UK 

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