Freddie Starr is freed on bail for a second time


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Freddie Starr, who was arrested on Thursday by police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, was released on bail for a second time last night.

Mr Starr, 69, returned to speak to officers yesterday after being released in the early hours of the morning. He was bailed again at around 5.20pm. The comedian, from Warwickshire, was interviewed on suspicion of sexual offences and falls under the strand of the investigation classed as "Savile and others". He has strongly denied accusations linked to the abuse claims.

Last month he said Savile was "despicable" and "disgusting".

Mr Starr's arrest follows that of the 70s pop star Gary Glitter on Sunday. He was also released on bail.