Reports link Rolf Harris to Savile case

2013-04-19 14:07
Rolf Harris  (Picture: AFP)

Rolf Harris (Picture: AFP)

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London - British media say veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been arrested as part of a police investigation into sexual abuse allegations stemming from the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Britain's major media outlets followed The Sun newspaper on Friday in identifying Harris, an Australian-born artist, musician and children's television host who is a household name in Britain.

Asked about Harris, London's metropolitan police said they would not name suspects who have not been charged.

Police said an 82-year-old man in Berkshire, west of London, was arrested 28 March as part of Operation Yewtree, an inquiry into allegations of sex abuse against TV personality Savile, who died last year.

The man was later released on bail.

Police said the allegations against the man were not directly connected to Savile.

Harris turned 83 on 30 March.

Read more on:    jimmy savile  |  bbc abuse scandal

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