As the scandal surrounding child abuse within television institutions continues to unravel in the U.K - brought about by sudden and rife accusations of Jimmy Savile's involvement after his death - Jim Davidson has been arrested as part of operation Yewtree.
The comedian and former gameshow host, according to The Guardian, was arrested as part of the Metropolitan police investigation into alleged sexual offences carried out by Jimmy Savile and others. "Two women have made allegations in respect of Jim that date back approximately 25 years. The complainants were then in their mid 20s," read a statement from his solicitor, Henri Brandman. "Jim vigorously denies the allegations. He answered police questions as fully as he was able after this passage of time," Brandman continues. "He has not been charged with any offence. Neither he nor I will be making any further comment."
Police also arrested a 53-year old man in Hampshire, which takes the total number of people arrested under Operation Yewtree to nine. The Met police said that the latest two arrests fall under the "others" strand of the investigation, which means that the alleged offences are not connected to Savile. "Our officers will continue to investigate allegations made against those who potentially can be brought to justice. More arrests nationally will be forthcoming," said Commander Peter Spindler in December, revealing the extent of the enquiry.