The Jimmy Savile sex case scandal gets wider and wider with radio DJ Dave Lee Travis being arrested by the police and taken in for questioning.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the 67 year-old DJ, who also presented television show Top Of The Pops between 1974 and 1984, was arrested at his home in Bedfordshire in the early hours of this morning by the Metropolitan Police. Gary Glitter and Freddie Starr have already been arrested in relation to the ongoing investigation into sexual crimes potentially carried out by the late Jimmy Savile and other BBC colleagues during the 1970s and 1980s, and Travis’ name too has been brought into question, in spite of him previously saying “I categorically deny that there is any substance in either allegation and I’m genuinely surprised that allegations of this nature have been made. I totally refute any impropriety.”
Whereas Savile is being suspected for pedophilia, the accusations being made against his former work colleague amount to Travis groping two women of legal consent. One is alleging that she’d been asked to come back to the disc jockey’s studio as he put his hand up her skirt. The veteran radio personality has previously had a good reputation among the public, with Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi saying that his BBC World Service music request show had gotten her through years of house arrest.