Freddie Starr Rearrested By Savile Police

Freddie Starr has been rearrested by police investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal over new sexual offence allegations.

The comedian answered bail and was arrested for a second time over additional claims.

Scotland Yard said a man in his sixties had been "further arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with further allegations made to Operation Yewtree".

The investigation is part of Yewtree, the national inquiry sparked after allegations of abuse were made against the late Savile.

It has been split into three strands - allegations against Savile, those against Savile and others, and those against others.

Starr was originally arrested under the 'Savile and others' strand, but the re-arrest was not linked to Savile.

He has denied any wrongdoing.

Twelve people have been arrested under Yewtree, including high-profile figures from the entertainment industry.

Among the others are entertainer Rolf Harris, former pop star Gary Glitter, DJ Dave Lee Travis, comedian Jim Davidson and PR guru Max Clifford. All deny any wrongdoing.