Authorities are probing claims youngsters were abused during visits to the Walton Hop in Surrey, where King and several other famous faces from the pop industry were regular guests.

The Everyone's Gone to the Moon hitmaker, 70, was reportedly held by officers on Wednesday (09Sep15) on suspicion of sexual offences with boys under the age of 16.

Two other men, aged 77 and 86, were also arrested.

Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi tells British newspaper The Guardian, "This is a complex investigation into numerous allegations of sexual abuse and assault dating back over several decades. Our investigation focuses on the Walton Hop disco, a popular event for youngsters between the 1970s and 1980s and we are following a number of lines of inquiry. However, if anyone has information that may help the investigation I would ask them to contact us."