“Detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal have arrested publicist Max Clifford.
The 69-year-old was held at 7.40am on suspicion of sexual offences and taken to a central London police station.
Clifford, one of the world’s leading public relations experts, was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation into allegations of sex abuse surrounding Savile and others.
Scotland Yard is leading the national probe into claims made against the disgraced TV presenter and figures in the entertainment industry.
Max Clifford is the fifth suspect to be arrested – and sixth person to be questioned – in connection with Operation Yewtree which has already cost around £2 million and involves a team of 30 officers.”
“The veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall, 82, was tonight charged with three counts of indecent assault on girls aged between nine and 16 years old.
Mr Hall, the former presenter of It’s A Knockout, now known to millions of football fans for his florid match reports on BBC Radio 5 Live, was arrested at his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, this morning over “historic allegations” of rape and indecent assault.
Lancashire Police said the 82-year-old, who has a broadcasting career stretching back 50 years, had been charged in connection with alleged offences between 1974 and 1984 involving three girls.
“Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service an 82-year-old man has today been charged with three offences of indecent assault,” read a Lancashire Police statement.”