Tim Westwood sex crime allegations under police investigation date back 40 years, says Sky News | UK News




Scotland Yard is investigating sex crime allegations against former BBC disc jockey Tim Westwood that date back 40 years, according to Sky News.

Detectives first received sexual assault allegations in April after the BBC aired a documentary revealing allegations against Westwood, 64, from seven women.

He strongly denied any wrongdoing.

Shortly after, police began to assess other reports, including alleged assaults in London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

The BBC later reported allegations of 10 other womenone claiming she started having sex with Westwood after meeting him at a club when she was 14.

Scotland Yard did not name Westwoodbut when asked about the allegations aired on the BBC, he said in a statement: “Detectives from the Met’s Central Crime Specialist continue to investigate four reports into alleged non-recent sexual offenses allegedly committed by a male.

“The crimes allegedly took place in London in 1982, 1985, 2010 and 2016. There have been no arrests, inquiries are continuing.”

The pioneering hip-hop DJ worked for BBC Radio One from 1994 to 2013 and had huge success as a club performer.

He retired from his radio show on Capital Xtra in April when the BBC allegations emerged, with women alleging predatory and unwanted sexual behavior and abuse of her position in the music industry.

This week, the BBC is set to release the findings of an internal investigation into Westwood’s career, prompted by his documentary based on an investigation by its own journalists and the Guardian newspaper.

The day after the story broke in April, BBC director-general Tim Davie said he had “seen no evidence of a complaint”, but the company later confirmed it had received six complaints of bullying and sexual misconduct, one of which was escalated to police at the time.


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