Tim Westwood faces a Metropolitan Police investigation into allegations of sex crimes against him dating back 40 years.
The news comes after a joint investigation by the BBC and The guard revealed seven women had accused Westwood of predatory and unwanted sexual behavior and touching.
The Met’s task force is investigating four reports of historic crimes allegedly committed in London, dating back to 1982, 1985, 2010 and 2016, a spokesman said The guard.
A Scotland Yard statement on Thursday (4 August), which did not name Westwood, said: “Investigators with the Met’s Central Specialist Crime continue to investigate four reports of allegations of allegedly not recent sex offenses committed by a man became. The crimes are said to have occurred in London in 1982, 1985, 2010 and 2016. There have been no arrests, the investigation is ongoing.”
Westwood has denied any wrongdoing, saying the allegations are fabricated, false and unfounded.
“In his 40-year career there have never been any official or unofficial complaints against him. Tim Westwood firmly denies all allegations of misconduct,” the moderator said in a statement released in April.
BBC director-general Tim Davie called the claims against Westwood “appalling” and initially said he had “seen no evidence of complaints” before later backtracking.
The BBC later confirmed it had received six complaints about the DJ.
It was reported this week that the media outlet has appointed an independent lawyer to lead a wider investigation into Westwood’s behavior after an earlier investigation found that the BBC should have investigated further the issues raised about the radio presenter .
Westwood has worked on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra for almost 20 years since he hosted the UK’s first national rap show in 1994.
In 2013 he left the BBC to work at Capital Xtra where he presents a show on Saturday nights.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/tim-westwood-sexual-assault-police-b2138251.html Tim Westwood’s sexual offense allegations dating back 40 years are under investigation by the Met Police