A MAN in his 70s who was arrested in Shortlands yesterday in connection with the Jimmy Savile inquiry has been bailed.

Ted Beston, a former producer of Savile’s radio shows in the 60s and 70s, was apprehended at his home early yesterday morning (Dec 19).

Officers working on Operation Yewtree are investigating allegations of sexual abuse by the former BBC star and others.

A Met Police statement released yesterday at around 6pm said: “A man arrested earlier today (Dec 19) in connection with Operation Yewtree has this afternoon left police premises.

“He has been bailed to return on a date in February 2013.

“The man, who is in his 70s and from London, was arrested at 6.30pm on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into custody at a south London police station.”

Reports at the scene in Shortlands yesterday say photographers were packed outside the former BBC employee’s house throughout the morning before leaving at around 1.30pm.