Former pop singer arrested by police investigating Jimmy Saville abuse claims
Gary Glitter has been arrested on suspicion of sex offences by police investigating the Jimmy Saville abuse claims.
According to reports this morning (October 28), Metropolitan Police arrested Glitter at his home and took him into custody at a London police station. The former glam rock star was arrested as part of the Operation Yewtree investigation into allegations former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile abused up to 300 people.
A Met Police statement read: “Officers working on Operation Yewtree have today, 28 October, 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.”
It continued: “The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed ‘Savile and others’. Not prepared to discuss further.”
Scotland Yard has said it is following about 300 enquiries as part of the operation, which is looking into claims Jimmy Savile, who died last year age 84, abused youngsters over a 40-year period.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted in 1999 of possession of child pornography and served four months in prison. After his release he relocated to Vietnam, where he was subsequently convicted of a string of child sexual abuse offences.