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Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Investigation: Man In His 60s Arrested In Operation Yewtree

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A man in his 60's has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with Jimmy Savile investigation.

Officers working on Operation Yewtree released the following statement:

"The man, from Bedfordshire, was arrested at 07.45 hrs on suspicion of sexual offences and has been taken into police custody."

They added that so far 450 victims have come forward and they had recorded 200 allegations of sexual assault. All the victims had yet to be contacted, officers added.

This has risen from around 300 possible victims the force said they were dealing with last month.

The vast majority of allegations have been made against Savile.

Officers are looking at three strands within their inquiry: claims against Savile, those against Savile and others, and those against others.

Most of the "others" allegations have been made against people associated with the entertainment industry.

So far Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and a 73-year-old man have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation, along with today's arrest.