Scotland Yard will "work closely" with the BBC as it takes the national lead in assessing allegations against late Leeds-born TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile, the force said. A growing number of victims have come forward to allege that he sexually assaulted them.
Police have confirmed 500 people have come forward as victims of Jimmy Savile.
The investigation into the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal has cost around £2 million so far according to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
Jimmy Savile thought he was "untouchable" and would regularly walk in on Broadmoor patients while they were in the bath, it's been claimed.