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Police to take no further action against Jim
10:17am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
Comedian Jim Davidson is “pleased” to have been told he will face no further action after he was arrested on suspicion of historic sexual offences, his solicitor has said.
The 59-year-old, who has a home in Stockbridge, was held in January by detectives from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation sparked by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, and re-arrested in March after further allegations emerged.
His solicitor Henri Brandman, of Henri Brandman and Co, said: “My client Jim Davidson was, of course, arrested a number of months ago in respect of allegations of a historical sexual nature. He is pleased to have received news today that there will be no further action relating to the allegations.”
Mr Davidson has consistently denied the allegations, which were said to involve a number of women. One claim dated back 35 years.
The allegations had no connection to disgraced TV presenter Savile, and Mr Davidson previously said that all the alleged victims were adults at the time of the claims.
A 53-year-old from Hampshire has also had charges against him dropped.
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