DJ David Lee Travis is latest arrested in BBC Jimmy Savile investigation

By Daniel S Levine,

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ David Lee Travis is the latest BBC personality to be arrested for alleged sexual offenses by the officials leading the Jimmy Savile investigation.

According to the BBC, police say that they have now uncovered 200 reports of alleged sexual assault and identified 450 possible victims. Police said in a statement that Travis’ arrest does not have any connection to the allegations against Savile. The arrest “falls under the strand of the investigation we have termed 'Others,’” police said.

SkyNews reports that police arrested Travis at his home in Bedfordshire Thursday morning. In the past, the former Top Of The Pops presenter has denied any claims of sexual abuse.

Travis worked at the BBC for 25 years, before resigning in 1993, when he told listeners that he wasn’t happy with recent changes.

Pop star Gary Glitter was the first person arrested by police during the investigation. Entertainer Freddie Starr and former producer Wilfred De'Ath were also arrested and questioned by police.

The Savile scandal has left the BBC in a state of turmoil, leading to the resignation of director general George Entwistle. Earlier this week, two other top BBC executives resigned from their posts while the investigation is ongoing. The BBC is also being investigated for its decision not to run a report on allegations against Savile last year.



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