Report: Savile probe police arrest ex-Radio One DJ

British police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal have made a further arrest and Sky News sources have said it is former Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis.

Report: Savile probe police arrest ex-Radio One DJ

British police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal have made a further arrest and Sky News sources have said it is former Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis.

It is understood he is being questioned on suspicion of sexual offences after being detained at his home in Bedfordshire this morning.

Scotland Yard said the allegations against him do not directly involve Jimmy Savile, and are classed under the strand of their investigation termed "others".

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is leading a national investigation into abuse allegations made against disgraced TV presenter Savile.

So far, around 450 potential victims have come forward and 200 allegations of sexual assault have been made.

This has risen from around 300 possible victims the force said they were dealing with last month.

The vast majority of allegations have been made against Savile.

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.

So far Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and a 73-year-old man have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation, along with today’s arrest.

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