Dave Lee Travis speaks out after arrest
This week has seen former Radio 1 DJ and Top of the Pops presenter Dave Lee Travis arrested, and subsequently bailed, in relation to suspected sexual offences and dropped from his spot on Magic AM. Last night he spoke out to deny any wrong doing, saying he did not want his name associated with "bloody evil" child abuse: "This is nothing to do with kids, all right? That's the first thing. Because that to me is the most important thing in the world and I do not wish to have my name sullied around something that bloody evil, to be honest. "The second thing I want is to say, yes, there's a complete denial there but there's nothing else I can tell you because otherwise I might be stepping on the police's feet and I don't want to do that because it might affect their investigations." He later answered journalists questions outside of his home. "There's one very important point I want to get across here – when I read the papers this morning I could not believe it. It was like, you know, 'DLT caught in Savile probe' and all this," he said. "I'm going to make one thing extremely clear to you – the Savile probe is nothing to do with things I've been talking to the police about. I was accused, quote, of 'squeezing the boobs' of a couple of women. One, you know is Vivien Creegor and the other was somebody from 19 … God knows … 67 or something, which is incredible." He added: "I am and always have been completely abhorred by anything to do with children and anything to do with child molestation and anything like that. "I don't really want to be in a headline where people look and see Savile's name and see my name and think: 'Oh God, is he at it as well?' Not true, all right? You have a categorical denial about children. That is absolutely set in concrete, I promise you." Bauer Media, confirmed they had taken Lee Travis off air in a statement: "While we can make no judgment on the matters under investigation, we believe it would be inappropriate for him to broadcast until they are resolved. There will be no further comment or statements."