UPDATE: Gary Glitter released after questioning by Jimmy Savile inquiry detectives

FORMER glam rock star Gary Glitter has left a central London police station after his arrest earlier today by police investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal.

He was held at 7.15am at his home in central London and taken to a police station.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said this morning: “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’.”


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Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was photographed leaving Charing Cross police station shortly before 5pm today. Scotland Yard was not available for comment on Glitter’s release.

Police did not say what led to his arrest today.

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The late TV presenter Savile, who died last year at the age of 84, has been described as one of the most prolific sex offenders in recent UK history. Scotland Yard detectives are dealing with about 300 alleged victims and are following more than 400 lines of inquiry.

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