Radio DJ ‘Dr’ Fox arrested over alleged historical sexual assaults

Two women have filed assault charges against the 53-year-old broadcaster

The radio DJ known as Dr Fox has been arrested over alleged historical sexual abuse claims.

The DJ, real name Neil Fox, has been taken in by police following allegations of historic sexual assault against two women. ITV reports that Bauer Media, who run Magic, the radio station on which Fox currently works, have released a statement about the 53-year-old broadcaster. It reads:

Bauer Media can confirm that Neil Fox, presenter of the Magic Radio breakfast show, was today arrested by Westminster Police. He is currently being questioned about various allegations. In the circumstances Neil will be off air from tomorrow to enable him to devote his full attention to dealing with these matters. All other aspects of his contract will remain unchanged while matters are resolved. We can make no further comment at this stage.

Fox joined London’s Capital Radio in 1987 and remained there until 2005. He worked as a judge on Pop Idol from 2001 to 2003 and joined Magic in 2005.