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Max Clifford arrested as part of Jimmy Savile investigation

Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been arrested in connection with the police investigation into the sexual abuse carried out by Jimmy Savile.

Clifford was detained this morning in connection with Operation Yewtree.

A statement from police said: "We have this morning, Thursday 6 December, arrested a man in his sixties in connection with the investigation.

"The man from Surrey was arrested at 07:40hrs on suspicion of sexual offences and has been taken into a central London police station.

"The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Others'. We are not prepared to discuss further."

The exact nature of his arrest is not yet known, however Clifford has previously stated that he was aware of claims about the sexual abuse former BBC presenter and DJ Jimmy Savile committed.

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