Reports Savile assaulted woman in Newcastle

Police are investigating an allegation Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted a woman in Newcastle.

The report was made to Lothian and Borders police who have passed it on to the Metropolitan force.

"Two disclosures have been made to Lothian and Borders Police, one of which was in relation to an historical incident in Edinburgh and the other to an historical incident that happened in the Newcastle area.

"Full details have been provided to the Metropolitan Police and support is being offered to the women concerned."

– Spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police