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Former Poole sex offender arrested in Savile inquiry
A former Radio 1 DJ with convictions for child sex offences in Poole has been arrested for the second time by detectives from the Jimmy Savile probe Operation Yewtree.
Chris Denning, now 72, has a string of sex offences on his record in both the UK and abroad spanning 30 years.
Denning, who used to live in Grebe Close in Creekmoor, ran a shop in Parkstone in 1981, which contained video games machines and became a magnet for boys and young men.
In 1985 he admitted a series of indecency offences involving teenage boys and was jailed for a year when he appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court.
He has also received jail terms in Slovakia for producing child porn, Germany for circulating pornographic pictures and the Czech Republic for sex offences involving boys.
A former producer for Gary Glitter, Denning was first arrested by Yewtree officers in June and was detained again on Tuesday.
His arrest is not believed to be directly linked to Savile but comes under the umbrella of Yewtree because allegations were made as a direct result of the Savile inquiry.
Denning was one of the first DJs when Radio 1 was launched in 1967, along with Kenny Everett, John Peel and Jimmy Savile.
After leaving the station, he worked as a music producer with the Beatles and helped launch the careers of the Bay City Rollers and disgraced glam rock star Glitter.
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