Comedian the latest arrest in Jimmy Savile investigation

BRITISH comedian Freddie Starr has been arrested by police investigating sexual abuse allegations against the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile, media reports say.

Police said they had arrested a man in his 60s on suspicion of sexual offences on Thursday.

The BBC and Sky News named him as Starr, who has previously denied claims that he groped one of Savile's alleged victims.

He becomes the second person arrested in the investigation after former glam rocker Gary Glitter was held and then bailed on Sunday.

Starr found fame as a comedian in the 1970s and is best known as the subject of one of the most memorable headlines in British newspaper history, when The Sun ran the 1986 front-page splash: "Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster".


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