Former BBC Radio 1 producer denies Savile sex abuse involvement

16:19 20 December 2012

Former BBC Radio 1 producer Ted Beston has denied historic allegations in connection with the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

Mr Beston, 76, was arrested yesterday morning in London on suspicion of sexual offences and bailed until February as part of Operation Yewtree.

In a statement released through his lawyers Ewings and Co Solicitors today, he said he was shocked by the allegations.

It read: “Yesterday, Ted Beston, the former Radio 1 producer, was arrested by officers from Operation Yewtree. Mr Beston was not charged.

“Mr Beston vehemently denies the historic allegations put to him by the police.

“When the Savile story surfaced in October, Mr Beston made clear then that he was shocked by the allegations.

“For the time being, Mr Beston will be saying nothing further and we request that Mr Beston, who is now 76, be allowed to deal with these false claims without undue intrusion.”

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