Former pop star Garry Glitter has been arrested on
suspicion of sex offences as part of an ongoing police investigation into
allegations of abuse surrounding late British TV entertainer Jimmy Saville.
The shamed music
veteran, real name Paul Gadd, was detained by officers at his home early on
Sunday morning (28 October) and taken into custody at a London police station.
He was arrested
as part of Operation Yewtree - an investigation into claims that Savile, who
died last year, abused up to 300 youngsters throughout his long-running
A statement from
the Metropolitan Police reads: "Officers working on Operation Yewtree have
today, 28 October, arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the
investigation. The man,
from London, was arrested at approximately 7.15am on suspicion of sexual
offences, and has been taken into custody at a London police station. The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have
termed 'Savile and others'. Not prepared to discuss further."