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British PR guru Max Clifford held over sex claims

Published on Dec 6, 2012 11:53 PM

LONDON (AFP) - British police arrested top publicist Max Clifford on suspicion of sexual offences on Thursday, his lawyer said, adding that the man best known for helping scandal-hit celebrities would cooperate with detectives.

Mr Clifford was arrested as part of a wider investigation into sex offences sparked by allegations that late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile was a serial paedophile, although police would not specify what Mr Clifford is accused of.

"Max Clifford is being interviewed by police. Mr Clifford will assist the police as best he can with their enquiries," his lawyer Charlotte Harris said in a statement.

"When we are in a position to provide further information, we will."

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