Freddie Starr has revealed he has been prevented from being alone with his children after he was arrested as part of the investigation into the Jimmy Savile sex scandal.

The comedian is only allowed to be with his children if fiancee Sophie Lea is present, he told The Mirror. The diktat, issued by Warwickshire social services is standard procedure for someone facing the allegations Starr is.

Starr has strongly denied accusations linked to the abuse claims, which allege he tried to grope a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Savile's TV dressing room in 1974.

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Freddie Starr strongly denies the allegations

He was arrested earlier this month, then bailed and returned for further questioning the day after. He has not been charged with any offence.

He said: "My life is ruined. I feel so desperate at times I want to go and end it all.

"It's heartbreaking because I'm totally innocent. It makes me feel suicidal. I don't think I can ever work again - how can I put on a comedy face after this?"

He added: "I'm not sex pest. But right now I can only have supervised contact with my kids."

Starr lives with Lea in Studley, Warwickshire, along with his six-year-old daughter from a previous marriage and Lea's son, 12.

Last week Starr claimed he was being made to feel like a criminal after he was questioned for a second time as part of the investigation into the Savile sex scandal.

The 69-year-old told the Sunday People: "The way I'm being treated I feel like I'm the new Yorkshire Ripper."

Recounting how his watch and shoelaces were confiscated to ensure he wasn't able to make a noose to kill himself, he added: "It's horrible. I'm being made to feel like a criminal. I've never ever been in trouble before and I haven't got a police record."

Starr, who has suffered four heart attacks, added: "I think if things keep on like this, it's going to kill me... or something will happen."

He was interviewed on suspicion of sexual offences and falls under the strand of the investigation classed as "Savile and others".

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Starr has branded the late Jimmy Savile 'despicable' and 'disgusting'

Starr also claimed he himself had been sexually abused as a child and that the experience "ruined his life".

Last month he branded Savile "despicable" and "disgusting", and urged police to interview him so he could clear his name.

His arrest follows that of Gary Glitter by officers working on Operation Yewtree.

Former pop star Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was questioned at a central London police station after being detained at his home in the capital.

Savile, who died last year at the age of 84, is now believed to have been one of the UK's most prolific abusers, with about 300 possible victims.

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  • Scotland Yard is leading a national investigation into the television and radio star's activities.

    Detectives are following 400 lines of inquiry while the BBC has launched an inquiry into the culture and practices at the corporation in the era of Savile's alleged sexual abuse.

    It is also looking at the decision-making process which saw a Newsnight investigation into Savile's activities shelved. The review, led by Nick Pollard, former head of Sky News, will report back on its findings later this month.

    Savile's estate, reportedly worth £4.3m, has been frozen in response to the mounting allegations.

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    • Jimmy Savile in 1961 around the time he was working for Radio Luxembourg. He is at London Airport with Pan American stewardess Birgit Johansson with two gold discs; one is for American singer Elvis Presley for having sold one million copies of "It's Now or Never" in the UK, and the other is for Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker

    • Cilla Black and Jimmy Savile before a Variety Club Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel. Taken in 1964, the year Savile became the first presenter of Top of the Pops

    • Two women have come forward with allegations from the 1960s, one who was 14 and another who was a teenager when she claims Savile sexually abused her in Scarborough

    • Savile in 1969 with Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied (PHAB) member Erika Mentz from Germany and other PHAB members at a dance at Devonshire House

    • 1969 also saw Savile begin volunteering at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital for specialist spinal injuries. He would later be given a room there

    • Jimmy Savile presenting a cheque to children on behalf of the NSPCC in 1969

    • The 1970s saw Savile start volunteering at Leeds General Infirmary and...

    • ... Broadmoor secure high-security psychiatric hospital. Allegations by former patients have been made against Savile although ex-workers have disputed the idea that he could have been left alone with anyone whilst working there

    • The 70s also saw the start of Jim'll Fix It. Allegations from this period include Caroline Moore, a 13-year-old patient at Stoke Mandeville hospital in 1971, who says Savile "rammed his tongue" down her throat and another allegation accuses Savile of molesting a brain-damaged teenage patient at Leeds General Infirmary in 1972

    • The 1980s saw the continuation of Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It as Savile became a much loved household name. Two allegations relating to this time include one from a then-15-year-old girl (not pictured) who made a complaint of abuse by Savile in Lancashire. Pictured is 12-year-old Rebecca Heap

    • Savile at the Stoke Mandeville hospital with injured children from Beirut in 1987

    • Savile was knighted in 1990 and continued his charity work throughout the decade

    • Savile was questioned in 2007 by police about allegations of sexual abuse but the Crown Prosecution service says there is not enough evidence to warrant a prosecution

    • A 2008 police report into abuse at the Haut de Garenne children's home in Jersey names Savile, although this is never made public

    • Savile re-united with his Jim'll Fix It chair in 2009. The previous year Sussex police received a complaint of sexual assault but went on to say the victim was "unwilling to co-operate in any investigation"

    • Jimmy Savile is found dead at the age of 84 in October 2011. He is buried in Scarborough

    • In December 2011 the BBC drop an investigation by Newsnight into the allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile. Three tribute programmes are aired instead

    • ITV airs a documentary, 'Exposure, the Other Side of Jimmy Savile', in which a number of women claim they were abused by Savile as youngsters, including Karin Ward (pictured)

    • Within days of the documentary, many more allegations surface. By the 9 October Peter Spindler of the Metropolitan Police tells the BBC: "It is quite clear from what women are telling us that Savile was a predatory sex offender"

    • 11 October 2012 and George Entwistle, Director General of the BBC, asks journalists why the Newsnight programme was dropped as police from Tayside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and North Yorkshire police say they are investigating allegations going back to 1959

    • 12 October and police reveal they have 340 potential lines of inquiry

    • 15 October sees a man come forward alleging that Savile abused him when he was a nine-year-old boyscout

    • Savile's family removed his headstone from his grave and broke it up in the wake of the furore

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