Police officers outside Freddie Starr's house in Warwickshire
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Freddie Starr arrested in Savile abuse investigation

The comedian and singer Freddie Starr has been arrested in connection with the Jimmy Savile abuse investigation.

Mr Starr was arrested in Warwickshire by Operation Yewtree officers on suspicion of sexual offences and has been taken into police custody locally.

He has previously offered to speak to the police, and has denied claims he groped a girl of 14 while in a room with Savile.

Meanwhile, an independent review into BBC Newsnight's dropping of a programme about the allegations against Savile will report later this month.

David Sillito reports.

  • 01 Nov 2012