Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck arrested in child abuse inquiry

Metro

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse allegation.

Tarbuck, 73, was questioned by North Yorkshire police on April 26 in relation to an incident which allegedly occurred in the late 1970s in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, when the victim was a young boy.

It is believed Mr Tarbuck was arrested at his home in Kingston Upon Thames, south-west London, last month and released on bail.

The arrest was made following information passed by Metropolitan police officers working on Operation Yewtree to North Yorkshire police.

A force spokesman said: ‘North Yorkshire police can confirm that a 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse investigation in Harrogate.

‘The man was arrested in Kingston Upon Thames on Friday 26 April 2013.

‘Following questioning, he was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

‘The complaint relates to an incident that occurred in…

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