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.