Dave Lee Travis arrested as part of Operation Yewtree

Daily Echo: DLT has been arrested by officers investigating Jimmy Savile DLT has been arrested by officers investigating Jimmy Savile

RADIO DJ Dave Lee Travis has been arrested by police officers on suspicion of sexual offences.

The 67-year-old was arrested by the Metropolitan Police, by officers acting as part of Operation Yewtree at his home in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, at 7.45am this morning.

Scotland Yard said the allegations against him do not directly involve Savile, and are classed under the strand of their investigation termed ''others''.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is leading a national investigation into abuse allegations made against disgraced TV presenter Savile.

So far, around 450 potential victims have come forward and 200 allegations of sexual assault have been made.

This has risen from around 300 possible victims the force said they were dealing with last month.

The vast majority of allegations have been made against Savile.

Officers are looking at three strands within their inquiry: claims against Savile, those against Savile and others, and those against others.

Most of the ''others'' allegations have been made against people associated with the entertainment industry.

So far Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and a 73-year-old man have been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation, along with today's arrest.

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