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Jim Davidson Rebailed In Operation Yewtree Investigation

10/05/2013 15:16 BST | Updated 10/05/2013 15:18 BST

Comedian Jim Davidson has been rebailed over alleged sex offences by police investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Davidson, 59, was bailed to an unspecified date in July.

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Jim Davidson is one of a number of high-profile figures from the entertainment industry to have been arrested

So far 12 people have been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree.

On Friday Davidson's solicitor, Henri Brandman, said: "Jim continues to vigorously deny the allegations and is helping the police as fully as possible in their inquiries.

"He has not, of course, been charged with any offence."

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A number of high-profile figures from the entertainment industry have been arrested as part of the investigation, which is being run in three strands: allegations against Savile, allegations involving Savile and others, and allegations involving others.

The dozen arrests include former pop star Gary Glitter, DJ Dave Lee Travis and comedian Freddie Starr.

All deny any wrongdoing.

PR guru Max Clifford was charged with 11 historic counts of indecent assault against teenage girls.

The 70-year-old, who is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 28 May, has vowed to clear his name, describing the allegations as ''a load of nonsense''.

Earlier this week, veteran comedian Jimmy Tarbuck was arrested at his home in south-west London in connection with a historic child sex abuse allegation by North Yorkshire Police after receiving information from Scotland Yard detectives working on Yewtree.

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