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Jim Davidson: 'No complaints' over police inquiry

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Comedian Jim Davidson says he has "no complaints" against the police, after learning he will not face charges over alleged sexual offences in the UK.

The 59-year-old was twice arrested by detectives from Operation Yewtree, which was set up after the Jimmy Savile scandal - although his arrest was not linked to the late DJ.

The CPS said on Wednesday he would face no further action in the UK.

Mr Davidson told reporters he was "pleased" by the outcome.

"Allegations are allegations," he said. "Anyone can make an allegation and I think the public were slightly aware that people were making allegations for the sake of it."

Police "very thorough"

"If you put yourself in the position of the police, complaints are made, they're reported by yourselves and the police have to act them out.

"I think the police have been very thorough. I have no complaints against the police whatsoever."

Mr Davidson has consistently denied the allegations against him.

The CPS said it had considered 10 such allegations but that there was "insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction".

One remaining claim has been referred to an authority outside the UK.

Operation Yewtree was launched following revelations that former BBC presenter Savile had sexually abused hundreds of young people and children over four decades.

The three strands of the operation encompass investigations into the actions of Savile; allegations against "Savile and others"; and complaints against other people unconnected to the Savile investigation.

So far, 14 people have been arrested under the operation. Three of these have been charged, including publicist Max Clifford and former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis; five have been released without further action and six remain on police bail.

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