Pop Idol judge Dr Neil Fox arrested over historic sex abuse allegations

The allegations relate to two women, but they aren't related to Operation Yewtree

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Posted 30th September 2014 in News, American Idol | By Clickmusic News Desk
Pop Idol judge Dr Neil Fox arrested over historic sex abuse allegations

Former Pop Idol judge and veteran DJ Neil Fox has been arrested over allegations of sexual assault. The 53-year-old was arrested in London earlier and interviewed by police officers over two alleged offences. One relates to an assault on a young woman years ago, while the other is more recent. Neither relate to children.

Fox was working at Magic FM today when officers arrested and held him at the station's Golden Square offices. They also searched his home for evidence while he was in custody.

Magic FM released a statement this afternoon confirming the news: "Bauer Media can confirm that Neil Fox, presenter of the Magic Radio breakfast show, was today arrested by Westminster Police. He is currently being questioned about various allegations.

"In the circumstances Neil will be off air from tomorrow 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.”

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Officers from Westminster have this morning, Tuesday, 30 September, arrested a 53-year-old man following allegations of historic sexual assault against two women.

"The man remains in custody at a central London police station."

No charges have been filed yet, but Fox is left in custody.