Gary Glitter arrested

Gary Glitter has been arrested in connection with the Jimmy Savile affair:

Gary Glitter was today dramatically arrested at his home after being accused of sexual offences in connection with the Jimmy Savile scandal.

The Metropolitan Police swooped this morning at 7:15am to arrest the 68-year-old pop star, whose real name is Paul Gadd, at his London house.

Glitter was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences in connection with Operation Yewtree – the force’s probe into Savile – and taken into custody.

A Met Police 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 0715hrs 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, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, had a successful music career in the 1970s but he was jailed for child sex offences in Vietnam in 2006.

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