Savile probe police arrest Glitter

Savile probe police arrest Glitter

Gary Glitter has been arrested as part of the Jimmy Savile allegations probe

Police leave the home of Gary Glitter after the former pop star was arrested by officers investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal

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Officers investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal have arrested former pop star Gary Glitter.

He was held at an address in central London and taken to a police station in the capital.

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'."

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was jailed for four months in the UK in 1999 for downloading child porn and later jailed for child sex offences in Vietnam.

Scotland Yard did not say what led to his arrest, and Glitter was filmed leaving his home, wearing a hat and dark coat and gloves, and being driven away.

Meanwhile the chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, has said he is dedicated to finding out the truth about the scandal that has engulfed the corporation, vowing there would be "no covering our backs".

Writing in the Mail on Sunday Lord Patten said the BBC's reputation is on the line and that it has risked squandering the public's trust.

He said the BBC would not hide behind smokescreens, but "must tell the truth and face up to the truth about itself, however terrible".

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