The head of Specialist Crime Investigations for the Metropolitan Police has said he remains open-minded about the possibility that police may need to investigate allegations that others assisted Jimmy Savile.
Commander Peter Spindler told ITV News that his priority is to collate the allegations in order to see if they can be corroborated and to provide support for the alleged victims.
He added that it appears that it appears Savile had a "predilection is for teenage girls and he has abused his status to get close to them."
Jimmy Savile was questioned as a suspect by police investigating the Yorkshire Ripper, according to a retired police officer.
Jimmy Savile's nephew has spoken of the emotional turmoil his family is going through in the wake of the sex abuse allegations.
A colleague of Jimmy Savile allegedly raped a woman on BBC premises in 1970, ITV News has been told.