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Savile rape claim referred to Scotland Yard

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An historic rape allegation made against Sir Jimmy Savile has been referred to Scotland Yard.

The claim was originally reported to Surrey Police and is now being looked at by the Met 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 today 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.

A spokeswoman for Jersey police said: "During the course of the States of Jersey Police's historic abuse investigation, a verbal allegation of indecent assault said to have occurred during the 1970s at the former children's home Haut de la Garenne was received. The allegation was investigated but there was insufficient evidence to proceed."

In 2007, Surrey Police received an allegation of indecent assault that was alleged to have taken place at a children's home in Staines during the 1970s.

The force said: "The allegation was investigated and an individual was interviewed under caution. The matter was referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision who advised there was insufficient evidence to take any further action."

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