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Jimmy Savile: Former pop star Gary Glitter arrested by police

Former pop star Gary Glitter has been arrested on suspicion of sex offences by police investigating Jimmy Savile abuse claims.

He was released on bail until mid-December, after being questioned at a London police station.

Glitter, 68, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was jailed in Vietnam in 2006 for child sex offences.

Police are investigating allegations TV star Savile sexually abused some 300 young people over a 40-year period.

Ben Geoghegan reports.