Speculation is rife in Britain about the identity of the
latest man to be questioned by detectives investigating the
Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.
The man, aged in his 80s, is a children's TV presenter
according to tabloid the Daily Mirror, but police insist his
name not be published.
Interviewed under caution at a London police station on
Thursday, the elderly man attended by appointment after his
property at Berkshire, west of the English capital, was
searched by officers last Saturday.
It is unknown if items were seized during the inspection. The
man was not arrested, has not been charged, and left the
police station after about five hours.
He is being treated as part of the investigation that does
not directly relate to Savile, the Metropolitan Police said.
Scotland Yard's Operation Yewtree is split into three parts:
allegations against former radio and TV star Savile;
allegations against Savile and others; and allegations
against other people.
The latest man to be questioned falls into the latter
Previously, four arrests had been made as part of the
national investigation into alleged sexual offences.
Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr, DJ Dave Lee Travis and
a man in his 70s, reported to be former television producer
Wilfred De'Ath, have been arrested and bailed as part of the
A squad of 30 officers is working on the operation which
police said is dealing with about 450 potential victims, the
vast majority of whom claim they fell prey to Savile.