Freddie Starr 'Arrested': Police Arrest Man In Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Investigation

01/11/2012 19:38 | Updated 01 November 2012

Comedian Freddie Starr has been arrested in connection with the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse investigation, according to reports.

Sky News reported the man in his 60s who was arrested was comedian Starr - but the police say they are "not prepared to discuss further."

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Comedian Freddie Starr has reportedly been arrested

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "The man, from Warwickshire, was arrested at approximately 17.45 hrs on suspicion of sexual offences, and has been taken into police custody locally.

"The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Savile and others'."

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"Freddie is prepared to be interviewed by the police, but his lawyer has been in touch with the person that is heading the investigation and they have no intention of questioning him," said the spokeswoman.

The Liverpudlian comedian also appeared on ITV's This Morning to refute the allegations made against him by Karin Ward, now 54.

"I have never, ever, groped a woman in my life," Starr said.

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