Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck last night refused to talk about claims he sexually assaulted a young boy in the 70s.
The 73-year-old comedian was arrested and quizzed for several hours by police investigating the allegation before being freed on bail. When asked about the accusation, he replied: "I'm not commenting on this. You need to speak to my solicitor."
Tarbuck was held at his home in Kingston, Surrey, by North Yorkshire Police on April 26 after information from Scotland Yard's Operation Yewtree was passed to them.
The alleged assault took place in Harrogate.
His arrest arose from claims made to officers working on Yewtree, the probe into Jimmy Savile's depraved past.
But Yewtree cops decided the allegations did not fall under their remit and gave the information to North Yorkshire Police.
A force spokesman said: "North Yorkshire Police can confirm a 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse investigation in Harrogate. He was released on police bail pending further enquiries."