Former Radio 1 DJ of the UK’s state-run BBC Dave Lee Travis has been arrested over allegations of sexual offences following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Travis was grabbed during an early-morning police raid at his £1million home in the countryside of Buckinghamshire on Thursday 15 November, making him the fourth person to be arrested for investigations into the sex abuse allegations surrounding former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.
The arrest comes as Scotland Yard said the number of potential victims of sex abuse linked to Savile had reached 450.
Several claims have already been made that Travis, who still hosts a weekend show on Britain’s radio station Magic FM, groomed his female colleagues in the 1970s and 1980s.
Television and radio broadcaster Vivien Creegor claimed that Travis touched her inappropriately while on Radio 4 in the 1980s.
An unnamed woman also said that Travis groomed her in 1977 when she was just 17 after he invited her into his studio.
Police officers spent nearly 7 hours searching Travis’s home before leaving and did not comment to the present media.
The other stars that remain on bail in connection with the Savile sex abuse scandal include former BBC producer Wilfred De’ath, suspected pop star Gary Glitter and comedian Freddie Star.
A fifth man is also being questioned by police officers in Manchester, who happens to be Savile’s former driver, Ray Teret whose case is being treated separately.
Moreover, since the news broke out about Savile’s offences, investigations are now linking his activities to a large paedophile ring inside the British political and elite establishment as well as BBC staff.