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Comedian Jim Davidson will face no further action over alleged historic sex offence in Falkland Islands

Comedian Jim Davidson is "delighted" that he will face no further action over an alleged historic sex offence in the Falkland Islands, his solicitor has said.

The 60-year-old has been told that he will not be prosecuted over a claim that he assaulted a woman while he was on a trip to entertain troops in the 1980s.

His solicitor Henri Brandman said: "My client, Jim Davidson, is delighted to have received news today that there will be no further action relating to an allegation of an historic sexual nature in the Falkland Islands.

"I will not be making any further comment on his behalf."

In August officers from Scotland Yard told Davidson that he would face no further action in the UK after he had spent eight months on bail following his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences. Prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence in relation to 10 allegations.

He was first held in January by detectives from Operation Yewtree, the national investigation sparked by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, and re-arrested in March after further allegations emerged.

Davidson consistently denied the allegations against him, which were said to involve a number of women, and one claim that dated back 35 years.

The allegations had no connection to disgraced television presenter Savile, and Davidson previously said that all the alleged victims were adults at the time of the claims.

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