DJ Neil Fox has been arrested on suspicion of a further three sexual assaults. The 53-year-old Magic presenter, known as Doctor Fox, said he "strenuously" denied the allegations after he was questioned at a central London police station today.
The broadcaster was quizzed by police as he answered bail over four separate alleged sexual assaults, for which he was arrested in September. He now faces a total of seven allegations by five women and has been bailed to a date in March 2015.
Speaking to ITV News, Fox said: "(I'm) obviously extremely upset about these allegations. (I) strenuously deny these allegations. (I've been) with my legal team this afternoon trying to answer the police questions as best we possibly can, of course, and helping them as much as we can. Apart from that it is probably inappropriate that I say anything else at the moment."
Two of the latest alleged assaults are said to have happened in the 1990s, while the third is said to have taken place in 2007. Scotland Yard did not name Fox but said officers from Westminster had arrested a 53-year-old man for a further three alleged sexual assaults involving three different women.
He was first arrested on Tuesday, September 30, following four allegations of sexual assault against two women, including three "non-recent" allegations and one from earlier this year. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The man was arrested at a business address in W1 and taken to a central London police station. Officers subsequently searched addresses in SW6 and the Littlehampton area of West Sussex.
"On Monday, 8 December, he returned on bail to a central London police station and was arrested for a further three sexual assaults involving different women. Two allegations are said to have happened in the 1990s, the third is said to have happened in 2007. The man has now been bailed to return pending further enquiries to a date in March 2015."
The arrest is not part of Operation Yewtree, the force said. A spokesman for Bauer Media, which owns Magic, said: "We have no comment to make on what is a police matter." Following Fox's arrest in September, the company said the presenter would be off air ''to enable him to devote his full attention to dealing with these matters''.
A spokeswoman for Fox declined to comment.