Radio 1s Tim Westwoods sex crimes dating back 40 years investigated by police

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Disgraced radio DJ Tim Westwood is now subject to a police investigation over sexual assault allegations which are believed to date back for four decades.

Tim, 64, first faced accusations in April of this year when seven women came forward in a BBC documentary, claiming they had been sexually assaulted by the former BBC Radio 1 DJ.

The former Capital XTRA DJ has strongly denied all allegations made against him, with a spokesperson for the star explaining he "strongly rejects" claims of wrongdoing.

Police have revealed they are looking into several sexual assault allegations which date back to the 1980s.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police, who did not name Westwood said: "Detectives from the Met’s Central Specialist Crime continue to investigate four reports relating to allegations of non-recent sexual offences allegedly committed by a man.

"The offences are alleged to have occurred in London in 1982, 1985, 2010 and 2016.

"There have been no arrests, enquiries continue.

"We would appeal to anyone who has been the victim of sexual crime to contact the police, your complaint will be thoroughly investigated and you will be supported by specialist officers."

Now, a BBC board member has stated that the corporation should have explored the issues that were being raised about Westwood, following their internal review.

The BBC announced last month that they received a complaint and had referred to the hands of the police.

Six complaints were filed to the corporation.

In a statement, the BBC said: "This is a historic case that the BBC has found in its files. We are establishing the facts around it.

"It did not relate to conduct at the BBC, BBC premises, or conduct towards a BBC staff member, nor was it an accusation of physical assault."

They declined to say whether the other five complaints were received before director general Tim Davie said that "no evidence of complaints" were found.

Following the allegations, a spokesperson for Global who own Capital XTRA told Daily Star: "Following the claims that have recently come to light, Tim Westwood has stepped down from his show until further notice."

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Meanwhile, an official statement from Westwood said: "Our client confirms that there has never been any complaint made against him, whether officially or unofficially, relating to claims of inappropriate behaviour of the nature described.

"No complaint has ever been made to the police, and nobody has ever raised these matters, or any colourably similar, with him directly or with his representatives.

"There has been no investigation in relation to him of any nature whatsoever, whether by the police, his employer or indeed any other authority."

If you have been affected by this story, contact Rape Crisis England & Wales for free confidential support and information on 08088029999 or their website or 08088010302 if you're calling from Scotland.

You can contact the Domestic and Sexual Abuse helpline on 0808 802 1414 if you are in Ireland.

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