Scotland Yard is now pursuing 340 lines of inquiry in the Jimmy Savile abuse case involving 40 potential victims, the force said tonight.
So far 12 allegations of sexual offences have been officially recorded but this number is increasing, the force said.
Metropolitan Police detectives are in contact with 14 other forces as the number of allegations against the late television presenter continues to rise.
- Police said anyone with information or concerns should call NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
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.