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Tuesday 24 October 2017

DJ Neil Fox arrested in historical sex probe

BRITISH DJ Neil Fox has been arrested over alleged historical sex offences against two women.

The 53-year-old Magic presenter (inset), known as Doctor Fox, was held earlier yesterday and is being questioned at a police station in central London.

A spokesman for Bauer Media said: "Bauer Media can confirm that Neil Fox, presenter of the Magic Radio breakfast show, was arrested by Westminster Police. He is currently being questioned about various allegations.

"In the circumstances Neil will be off air from today to enable him to devote his full attention to dealing with these matters. All other aspects of his contract will remain unchanged while matters are resolved. We can make no further comment at this stage."

His arrest is not part of high-profile sex crime investigation Operation Yewtree.

Scotland Yard did not name the broadcaster, but said that a 53-year-old man was being questioned.

A spokeswoman said: "Officers from this morning arrested a 53-year-old man following allegations of historical sexual assault against two women.

"The man remains in custody at a central London police station. We have searched an address in SW6 and in the Littlehampton area," he said.

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