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72-year-old man arrested under Operation Yewtree Jimmy Savile investigation

Operation Yewtree, the investigation set up by police to investigate allegations of sexual offences after the Jimmy Savile revelations, have arrested a 72-year-old man.

The man was arrested yesterday afternoon, police revealed, but was later bailed to return for a police interview next month.

The man, whose identity has not been revealed, is currently being referred to as ‘Yewtree 13’.

He was arrested under the strand of the operation entitled ‘others’ which would indicate that the alleged offences do not directly relate to that of Savile.

Earlier today, the BBC revealed that Dame Linda Dobbs would lead its own investigation into the sexual offences committed by broadcaster Stuart Hall, who was one of a number of celebrities interviewed under the Operation Yewtree investigation.

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