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Denning held by Yewtree police

St Helens Star: Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has been rearrested by Operation Yewtree police. Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has been rearrested by Operation Yewtree police.

Former Radio One DJ Chris Denning has been arrested for a third time over alleged sexual offences.

The 72-year-old answered bail today and was told he faces further claims, before being released again until March.

He was first arrested in June last year by officers from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation triggered after abuse revelations about Jimmy Savile, and then again in September.

None of the claims against Denning relate to the late DJ.

Scotland Yard is running the inquiry in three strands - one involving claims against Savile, the second concerning allegations about Savile and others, and the third only others.

The force did not name Denning but said: "Today, Wednesday 29 January, 'Yewtree 13', aged 72 was further arrested after returning to a police station to answer bail. The arrest relates to further allegations made to Operation Yewtree.

"'Yewtree 13' was arrested on 3 June 2013 on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into police custody. He was subsequently released on bail pending further inquiries. On 10 September he was further arrested at an address in east London in connection with additional offences.

"He was re-bailed to return pending further inquiries. On his return today he was further arrested as above. He has now been re-bailed. Next due on a date in March.

"All allegations relate to the strand of the investigation we have termed 'others'."

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