Gary Glitter bailed over probe into Jimmy Savile
Ex pop-star quizzed by police in sex case
FORMER pop star Gary Glitter was back at home today after being arrested by police investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was released on bail until mid-December, after being questioned at a London police station.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Officers working on Operation Yewtree arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the investigation.
“The individual falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed ‘Savile and others’.”
No one from Scotland Yard was available for comment on Glitter’s release.
The late TV presenter Savile, who died last year at the age of 84, has been described as one of the most prolific sex offenders in recent UK history.
Scotland Yard detectives were dealing with about 300 alleged victims and were following more than 400 lines of inquiry.
It also emerged that Savile’s cottage in Allt na Reigh, Glencoe, had been vandalised. A spokesman for Northern Constabulary said “abusive slogans” were painted on the walls of the property.
Glitter’s arrest came as the chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, said he was dedicated to finding out the truth about the scandal that has engulfed the corporation, vowing there would be “no covering our backs”.
He said the BBC’s reputation was on the line, and that it has risked squandering the public’s trust.