Police hold two men in Savile abuse probe

Two men have been arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, Scotland Yard said today.

A 53-year-old was held in Hampshire at around 8am and a 59-year-old in west London at around midday, both on suspicion of sexual offences.

The allegations are not directly linked to Savile, the Metropolitan Police said.

Scotland Yard is leading a national investigation into allegations against disgraced television presenter Savile and a number of other high-profile figures.

They have separated the inquiry into three strands: claims against Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others. The latest arrests fall under the “others” strand.

So far, officers have questioned 10 people including former pop star Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and PR guru Max Clifford.

Last month police said a total of 31 allegations of rape had been made against former 'Top Of The Pops' presenter Savile.

Some 589 people have come forward with information relating to the scandal, with a total of 450 complaints against the BBC presenter and DJ, mainly alleging sexual abuse.

Detectives have recorded 199 crimes in 17 force areas in which Savile is a suspect.

Related Articles

Jimmy Savile report an 'expensive whitewash', says victims' lawyer

Jimmy Savile report: Some BBC staff were aware of inappropriate sexual conduct

BBC 'turned a blind eye' to Jimmy Savile abuse, says report author

BBC's culture of 'untouchable stars' condemned in leaked Savile report

More in this Section

Sonic booms shake Yorkshire as RAF jets scrambled to intercept civilian plane

'Highly individual' DNA analysis forms basis of new approach to breast cancer

Ted Cruz fights for survival as Trump predicts Indiana knock-out

Mother and daughter rescued after creating 'help' sign from giant ferns share survival story


You might also like

Today's Stories

Rebel fighters target Aleppo hospital

Donald Trump win in Indiana could end Ted Cruz hopes

21-year-old refugee sets herself on fire at Australian detention camp

Nuclear fears ahead of North Korea congress

Lifestyle

The host with the most...Graham Norton has a busy schedule with the Baftas and Eurovision on his cards

Nicci Taylor is looking for life and love on the road

Should couples ask for cash as a wedding present?

Make sure your dream home doesn't become a nightmare

More From The Irish Examiner