Rolf Harris Questioned By Savile Police

Police have questioned television star Rolf Harris on suspicion of committing sexual offences.

Police first raided his home in November 2012. He was interviewed under caution a few days later after agreeing to attend a South London police station by appointment. He was then arrested on March 28.

The arrest is not understood to be linked to the Jimmy Savile investigation.

A statement issued by the Metropolitan Police said: "An 82-year-old man from Berkshire was arrested by officers on Operation Yewtree on suspicion of sexual offences.

"He has been bailed to a date in May pending further enquiries. The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'others'."

Harris was first named as a suspect on Twitter nearly five months ago by a former Surrey Police detective. Since then, police had refused to confirm Harris was being investigated.

Reporters have been gathering outside the entertainer's home, but Harris has yet to appear.

Harris is originally from Perth, Australia, but has lived in the UK for 50 years. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for his service to entertainment, charity and the community.

In June 2012 Harris was one of the comperes at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace.

In October 2012 he began presenting a Channel 5 series based around Liverpool University's Veterinary School called Rolf's Animal Clinic.

Both Harris and his publicity agent have refused to comment on his arrest. He is one of 11 men arrested by Yewtree detectives investigating sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Savile probe.

Others questioned by the police include Freddie Starr, Jim Davidson, Dave Lee Travis and Max Clifford.