Jim Davidson bailed until July over sex allegations

Comedian denies any wrongdoing

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Comedian Jim Davidson has been bailed again over alleged sex offences covered by Operation Yewtree, the police investigation set up in the wake of revelations of Jimmy Savile's sexual offences.

Davidson, 59, was bailed to an unspecified date in July. He is one of 12 men arrested in the operation.

Davidson's solicitor, Henri Brandman, declined to comment.

A number of high-profile figures from the entertainment industry have been arrested during the investigation. Police have been looking into categories of alleged offences: those involving only Savile; those involving Savile and others; and those which had no direct link to Savile.

The dozen arrests include former pop star Gary Glitter, DJ Dave Lee Travis and Jimmy Tarbuck. All deny any wrongdoing.

PR guru Max Clifford was charged with 11 historic counts of indecent assault against teenage girls.

The 70-year-old, who is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on May 28, has vowed to clear his name, labelling the allegations "a load of nonsense".