SCOTLAND YARD HAS confirmed that former pop star Gary Glitter has been released on bail after being arrested earlier today in connection to an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against the former TV host Jimmy Savile.
The 68-year-old musician – real name Paul Gadd – was arrested at his home at about 7.15am this morning by officers involved in Operation Yewtree, the investigation into the claims against Savile.
“The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed ‘Savile and others’,” a police statement earlier today.
Gadd was jailed for four months in 1999 for downloading child pornography and jailed again in 2006 for child sex offences in Vietnam.
The former pop star was released on bail at about 5pm today and is to return to the police station in mid-December, pending further inquiries, according to Sky News.
It was alleged earlier this week that Savile, the former host of shows such as Jim’ll Fix It and Top of the Pops, was present while girls were abused in his dressing room by others.
Police have described Savile as a “predatory sex offender” and are following over 400 lines of inquiry into alleged abuse by Savile, who died last year.