Dec 31 2012
The Daily Mail.
A former children’s TV presenter arrested by Jimmy Savile sex probe detectives has spent Christmas at a private psychiatric clinic, it was reported today.
The unnamed man, who is in his 80s, is understood to be staying at a Priory clinic after suffering from stress, reported the Sunday People.
The presenter, who can not be named for legal reasons, is thought to be suicidal and receiving round-the-clock care.
It is thought he was admitted to the private mental health hospital, which charges up to £7,000 a week for care, before the festive celebrations.
In November the presenter, from Berkshire, attended a south London station by appointment and was questioned for around five hours on suspicion of sexual offences and has not been charged.
He is being treated as part of the investigation that does not directly relate to Savile, the Metropolitan Police said.
Last night a source told the newspaper: ‘He decided to seek treatment as everything has been very difficult since the police got in touch.
‘He’s adamant he has done nothing wrong. But that does not stop this being an incredibly stressful time.
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‘Nobody close to him is taking any risks, he is a very ill man at the moment so is being treated at the highest level. It has been a very sad Christmas for everyone close to him, spending the festive season in a psychiatric hospital has been very upsetting for him too.’
Arrested: Others arrested as part of the Yewtree investigation include comic Freddie Starr, left, and PR guru Max Clifford, right
Meanwhile claims have emerged that Savile carried out sex attacks in 10 hospitals on top of the three that have already been identified.
The claim was made by Mark Williams-Thomas who helped make the ITV documentary which exposed the disgraced DJ’s decades of abuse.
According to the Sunday Times Stoke Mandeville, Broadmoor and Leeds General Infirmary are all places that police have received allegations of abuse but Mr Williams-Thomas said the number is set to rise with a ‘significant’ number of other places
‘What we know about Savile now is that there are few places he went to where he hasn’t abused people,’ said Mr Williams-Thomas.
Although only evidence from Leeds has been made public to support claims Savile committed offences, Liz Dux of solictors Russell, Jones and Walkers which is representing some of the victims said investigations were underway at one hospital which had not been publicly named as well as at children’s homes.
More than 450 people have made allegations of abuse by the DJ, who died last year aged 84.
The first person to be arrested in relation to Operation Yewtree was convicted paedophile Gary Glitter.
Police arrived at former pop star Glitter’s flat in Marylebone, central London and arrested him on suspicion of committing sexual offences.
He was questioned at Charing Cross police station for nearly ten hours, while officers scoured his flat for evidence. They removed several black sacks.
Comic Freddie Starr and Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis were also arrested.
Starr, 69, quizzed for two days after he was arrested by detectives last month investigating Jimmy Savile’s decades of paedophilia.
He has pledged to prove his innocence over an allegation he tried to molest a 14-year-old girl in Savile’s BBC dressing room during the 70s
Lee Travis was arrested on November 15 at his home and police said the 67-year-old was bailed to return in January.
Others arrested as part of the Yewtree investigation include PR guru Max Clifford and former BBC television producer Wilfried De’ath. They all deny any wrongdoing.
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