Savile rape allegation reported


A historic rape allegation made against the late TV entertainer Jimmy Savile has been referred to Scotland Yard. The claim was originally reported to Surrey police and is now being looked at by the Metropolitan police to see if an investigation will be launched.

A spokeswoman for Surrey police said: “A woman yesterday reported an historic allegation of rape. The alleged offence occurred in London, therefore the matter has been referred to the Metropolitan police.”

It was also revealed yesterday that Jersey and Surrey police both investigated accusations made against the entertainer about alleged abuse in two children’s homes, but decided there was not enough evidence to proceed. – (PA)