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Man arrested by police investigating Savile scandal

The man in his 60s was arrested in Bedfordshire this morning on suspicion of sexual offences.

Jimmy Savile pictured in 2010
Jimmy Savile pictured in 2010
Image: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

POLICE INVESTIGATING THE Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal have arrested a man in Bedfordshire, England, this morning.

A police spokesperson told that a man in his 60s was arrested at 7.45am on suspicion of sexual offences.

Police said the individual falls under the strand of the investigation they have termed ‘Others’.

The man remains in custody and no other details are being released by police at this time.

This is the fourth arrest in what Metropolitan Police are calling Operation Yewtree, which has identified a total of 450 potential victims of abuse by Savile and others.

Some 200 allegations of sexual assault have been recorded and police said they are still in the process of contacting all of the victims.

On 1 November, Freddie Star was arrested by Scotland Yard Police as part of the investigation into allegations of abuse by Savile.

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