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GARY GLITTER ARRESTED THIS MORNING BY COPS INVESTIGATING SAVILE

GARY GLITTER

GARY Glitter was arrested this morning – by police investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal.

The 68-year-old former pop star was held at 7.15am at his home in central London and taken to a police station for questioning.

He was held for several hours but has been released this evening.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Officers working on Operation Yewtree have today 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.

“The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed ’Savile and others’.”

Glitter seen leaving his home with a police officer. He was wearing a woolly hat, thick grey coat, gloves, a scarf and sunglasses.

Glitter was born Paul Gadd in Banbury, Oxfordshire, in 1944 and in his prime, he enjoyed transatlantic success with a string of hits, selling 18 million records in five years in the early 70s.

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