Jimmy Savile abuse inquiry: third man arrested
Man in his 70s from Cambridgeshire, reported to be former BBC producer, arrested on suspicion of sexual offences and bailed
- guardian.co.uk, Sunday 11 November 2012 11.04 EST
A man arrested by police investigating sexual abuse claims against Jimmy Savile and others has been bailed.
The man is reported to be a former BBC producer, Wilfred De’Ath. The man, in his 70s, from Cambridgeshire, was detained at 7.15am on Sunday and released on police bail until December after several hours of questioning.
He is the third man to be detained under Operation Yewtree, the criminal inquiry being conducted by the Metropolitan police and the NSPCC.
The Met said the man “falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed ‘others'”.
He was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into police custody locally, Scotland Yard said.
The arrest came nine days after the arrest and bail of the comedian Freddie Starr, and two weeks after Gary Glitter was questioned. Glitter, 68, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was arrested at home and questioned at a London police station before being released on bail until mid-December.