Operation Yewtree: Two men arrested on suspicion of sexual offences

13:33 02 January 2013

Police investigating claims of sexual assault by Jimmy Savile have today arrested two men on suspicion of sexual offences.

A 59-year-old man was arrested at approximately midday in west London and taken into custody at a London police station.

A 53-year-old man was arrested at approximately 8am at an address in Hampshire and taken into custody locally.

Both individuals fall under the strand of the investigation the Met Police have termed ‘others’.

The force launched Operation Yewtree to assess and scope claims of sexual assault by Savile.

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