Scotland Yard is investigating allegations of sexual offenses against former BBC DJ Tim Westwood dating back 40 years, Sky News reports.
Detectives first received allegations of sexual assault in April after the BBC aired a documentary revealing allegations against Westwood, 64, by seven women.
He categorically denied any wrongdoing.
Soon after, police began assessing more reports, including alleged assaults in London, Essex and Hertfordshire.
The BBC later reported claims by 10 other womenone of whom claims she started having sex with Westwood after meeting him at a club when she was 14.
Scotland Yard has not named Westwoodbut when asked about the allegations, which were broadcast on the BBC, it said in a statement: “Detectives from the Met’s Central Crime Branch are continuing to investigate four reports relating to allegations of recent sexual offenses allegedly committed by a man.
“The offenses are alleged to have taken place in London in 1982, 1985, 2010 and 2016. No arrests have been made, inquiries are ongoing.”
The pioneering hip-hop DJ worked for BBC Radio One from 1994 to 2013 and has a huge following as a club performer.
He gave up his radio show on Capital Xtra in April when the BBC allegations surfaced, with women alleging predatory and unwanted sexual behavior and abuse of his position in the music industry.
This week, the BBC is expected to publish the results of an internal investigation into Westwood’s career, prompted by her documentary, based on an investigation by her own reporters and the Guardian newspaper.
A day after the story broke in April, BBC director-general Tim Davey said he had “seen no evidence of complaints”, but the corporation later confirmed it had received six complaints of harassment and sexual misconduct, one of which handed over to the time police.
Tim Westwood’s allegations of sex crimes being investigated by police date back 40 years, Sky News understands | UK news
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