Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 6 hours, 35 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Dave Lee Travis arrest ‘nothing to do with children’
November 18, 2012
 Print    Send to Friend

LONDON: Disc jockey Dave Lee Travis has denied any wrongdoing after being arrested by police investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse claims.

Speaking outside his home near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, the 67-year-old protested his innocence and said he did not want his name associated with “bloody evil” child abuse.

He said: “This is nothing to do with kids, all right? That’s the first thing. Because that to me is the most important thing in the world and I do not wish to have my name sullied around something that bloody evil, to be honest.

“The second thing I want is to say, yes, there’s a complete denial there, but there’s nothing else I can tell you because otherwise I might be stepping on the police’s feet and I don’t want to do that because it might affect their investigations.” His comments came after his weekend radio show was taken off air “with immediate effect” by Magic AM following his arrest on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Bauer Media, which owns Magic AM, said: “Bauer Media has decided to take (Dave Lee Travis) off air with immediate effect from his Magic AM weekend shows, which broadcast across the north of England. “We understand that the allegations about which he was questioned by police pre-date his time as a freelance contributor to Magic AM.

“While we can make no judgement on the matters under investigation, we believe it would be inappropriate for him to broadcast until they are resolved.”

Travis had previously denied allegations, made last month, that he groped two women while in British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) studios.

The former radio One DJ told reporters on Friday: “There’s one very important point I want to get across here — when I read the papers this morning I could not believe it. It was like, you know, ‘DLT caught in Savile probe’ and all this.    
Agencies
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
MPs question prosecutors in Murdoch case
LONDON: Britain’s top prosecutor is facing questions about her evidence to Parliament regarding a possible future corporate prosecution of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. ..
Expert makes DNA error in Ripper’s case
LONDON: It was supposed to have been the definitive piece of scientific evidence that finally exposed the true identify of Jack the Ripper after he had brutally murdered ..
UK threatens Internet ‘trolls’ with jail term
LONDON: People found guilty of Internet “trolling” in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of hig..
MPs suspect cover-up in Rotherham abuse case
LONDON: Fears of a “deliberate cover-up” by public officials of the sexual abuse of children in Rotherham have been fuelled by the large number of documents detailing the..
Clarkson to get speeding points on licence
LONDON: Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson was to receive points on his driving licence after being caught speeding, he has admitted. The outspoken car enthusiast said..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright