Detectives investigating allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jimmy Savile have arrested a man in his 60s.
The man - thought to be comedian Freddie Starr - was arrested in Warwickshire at 5.45pm on Friday as part of Operation Yewtree.
Starr, 69, has been publicly implicated following allegations made about Savile in the past month but has denied the accusations.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Officers working on Operation Yewtree have this evening, Thursday 1 November, arrested a man in his 60s in connection with the investigation.
"The man, from Warwickshire, was arrested at approximately 17.45hrs on suspicion of sexual offences, and has been taken into police custody locally."
The spokesman said the arrest falls under the strand of the investigation termed "Savile and others".