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'.