Glitter re-bailed in Savile inquiry

Gary Glitter has been re-bailed by police investigating the Jimmy Saville sex abuse scandal

Gary Glitter has been re-bailed by police investigating the Jimmy Saville sex abuse scandal

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Former pop star Gary Glitter and a man in his 70s, reported to be former television producer Wilfred De'Ath, have been re-bailed by police investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was the first person to be arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation into allegations of sex abuse surrounding Savile and others.

The 68-year-old was detained at his central London home on October 28, before being questioned by officers and released on bail.

A man reported to be De'Ath, a former BBC employee who once produced a radio show presented by Savile, was arrested at his home in Cambridgeshire on November 11 and also bailed to return to police.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Two men arrested in connection with Operation Yewtree - a man in his 60s and a man in his 70s - have been re-bailed to return on dates in February 2013."

Seven people, including celebrity publicist Max Clifford, have been questioned in connection with Operation Yewtree, which involves a team of 30 officers and has already cost around £2 million.

Other high-profile names held in connection with the investigation include comedian Freddie Starr and DJ Dave Lee Travis.

Officers are looking at three strands within their inquiry: claims against Savile, those against Savile and others, and those against others, with the report covering the first of those strands.

Police yesterday revealed that more than 500 people have now come forward as victims of the late DJ and television presenter, who died in October last year at the age of 84.

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