Jimmy Savile could have been prosecuted for offences against at least three victims while he was alive, two separate reports said today.
The allegations began with the ITV documentary Exposure. Here are some of the key points as the case unfolded.
A solicitor for the comedian Jim Davidson has said his client denies allegations against him following his arrest under Operation Yewtree.
An 80-year-old man arrested on suspicion of sex offences has been released on bail until a date in October.
He was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree and fell under the strand "Jimmy Savile and others".
Prosecutors have received full files of evidence in relation to DJ Dave Lee Travis, Jim Davidson and a 53-year-old man who was arrested on 2nd January.
They have also given early investigative advice to police in relation to Rolf Harris, Freddie Starr and Gary Glitter.
The police investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal is called Operation Yewtree.
The investigation is split in to three strands: Savile, Savile and Others and Others.
To date 14 suspects have been arrested as a part of the investigation as a whole.
A number of celebrities have been arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, including former pop star Gary Glitter, comedians Jim Davidson and Freddie Starr, and TV presenter Rolf Harris.
All deny any wrongdoing and are on police bail.
So far, two people have been charged in separate cases - driver David Smith, who is due to face trial in October, and PR guru Max Clifford, who will be tried in March.
An 80-year-old man who has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as a part of Operation Yewtree falls under the strand of the investigation police have termed 'Savile and others'.
Officers from Operation Yewtree have arrested an 80-year-old man on suspicion of sexual offences.
The man was arrested at an address in south London and has been taken into police custody.
A 72-year-old man was arrested yesterday in east London on suspicion of sexual offences by officers investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, Scotland Yard said.
The Met Police has confirmed there is insufficient evidence to support the prosecution of a 65-year-old man who was arrested under Operation Yewtree on 5 February.
The man was arrested at an address in south London on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into police custody.
The man fell under the strand of the investigation police have termed 'others', and was bailed to return pending further inquiries.
On 3 June 2013 the man 'Yewtree 11' was informed that no further action would be taken by police.
The investigation found insufficient evidence to support a prosecution.
Police said there was early consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, and detectives did not submit the case for full CPS advice to decide the outcome.
Police have said that no further action will be taken over a man arrested in the Operation Yewtree investigation.
The man in his 70s ['Yewtree 8'] was arrested on 19 December 2012 on suspicion of sexual offences. The investigation has found that there is insufficient evidence to support a prosecution.
Former radio producer Ted Beston was arrested on 19th December last year and 'vehemently denied' allegations at the time.
– Falklands police spokesman
The Falkland Islands Government have been made aware of allegations made against Jim Davidson.
We have asked the Metropolitan Police to make enquiries relating to these allegations.
We await the outcome of the investigation.
Jim Davidson's lawyer said the entertainer had not been interviewed over an alleged historic sexual offence carried out in the Falkland Islands.
It was reported today that Scotland Yard detectives were carrying out an investigation on behalf of the Royal Falklands Island Police into an accusation that the comic indecently assaulted a woman while he was on tour and entertaining British troops.
Davidson's solicitor Henri Brandman said: "Jim continues to vigorously deny the allegations that have been put to him and is helping the police as fully as possible in their inquiries.
"Jim has not been interviewed in respect of any alleged incident with a woman suggested to have taken place in the Falkland Islands about 30 years ago.
Davidson, who was yesterday rebailed by detectives from Operation Yewtree, was originally arrested in January over allegations of historic sexual offences against women in the UK.
The 59-year-old has not been charged and has been bailed to July.