28 Oct 2012

Gary Glitter bailed after arrest by Savile inquiry police

Officers investigating abuse allegations involving the late DJ and charity campaigner Jimmy Savile, have questioned former pop star Gary Glitter on suspicion of sex offences.

Glitter (pictured above right) was held earlier on Sunday morning at an address in central London and taken to a police station in the city.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Officers working on Operation Yewtree have today arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the investigation.

“The man, from London, was arrested at approximately 7.15am on suspicion of sexual offences, and has been taken into custody at a London police station.

“The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed ‘Savile and others’.

Later, Scotland Yard said that Glitter was bailed to return in mid-December. A spokesman said that at about 5pm the man in his 60s was bailed to return to the police station in mid-December 2012, pending further inquiries.

The arrest follows claims made to Newsnight journalists by Karin Ward, a key witness in the allegations against Savile, in mid-November saying Savile abused her during her time at Duncroft approved school.

Meanwhile, a house in Scotland which belonged to Jimmy Savile was vandalised on Saturday night, according to police.

The walls of his house at Allt Na Reigh in the Glencoe area was daubed with a number of abusive slogans.