Dave Lee Travis Released on Bail After Arrest in Jimmy Savile Case

Ex-BBC Radio 1 presenter Dave Lee Travis was arrested today on suspicion of sexual offences in relation to the Jimmy Savile case, but he has since been released on bail.

Travis' arrest, in connection with 'Operation Yewtree', the name given to the investigations into the sex offences scandal begun in relation to Jimmy Savile, is the fourth so far, following Gary Glitter, Freddie Star and Wilfred De'ath. The investigation is split into three categories, Jimmy Savile, Savile and Others and Others. According to a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police, Travis comes under 'Others'.  

The Telegraph reports that the allegations against Mr Travis are not in regard to paedophilia, but instead relate to two reports from women who accuse the radio presenter of sexual assault. At the time, last month, Travis made a statement. "I categorically deny that there is any substance in either allegation" he said. "I'm genuinely surprised that allegations of this nature have been made. I totally refute any impropriety." 

Travis worked on Radio 1 for over 25 years, before resigning in 1993 live on air supposedly in protest to the changes being made in BBC radio. Last year he was celebrated by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi who said that Travis' BBC World Service's A Jolly Good Show has been a source of comfort while she was under house arrest, saying that it made her world 'much more complete'.


Contactmusic

Tags: Jimmy Savile


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

By the time you finish reading this article you will be enlightened. You...

Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

Bruce Springsteen Stars & Makes His Directional Debut In 'Hunter Of Invisible Game'

Bruce Springsteen has made his directional debut with a 10:15 minute short...

Bruce Springsteen Stars & Makes His Directional Debut In 'Hunter Of Invisible Game'

Will He Or Won't He? Garth Brooks Vows To Reach Out To Irish Prime Minister About Cancelled Gigs

It turns out when Garth Brooks said he would perform “all or none” of...

Will He Or Won't He? Garth Brooks Vows To Reach Out To Irish Prime Minister About Cancelled Gigs

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ups the ante

Back in early 2010 when the first How to Train Your Dragon was released, cinemas were...

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ups the ante

George Clooney Rejects Daily Mail Apology Over Claims Regarding Fiancee's Mother

George Clooney has been left reeling in fury in a spat with The Daily...

George Clooney Rejects Daily Mail Apology Over Claims Regarding Fiancee's Mother
Advertisement

Flashback Friday: Major Labels In Talks For Shares In SoundCloud In Exchange For Copyright Waivers

Berlin-based streaming service SoundCloud is about to reach a deal...

Flashback Friday: Major Labels In Talks For Shares In SoundCloud In Exchange For Copyright Waivers

Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal

Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert...

Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All