A rape claim against the late DJ and television personality Sir
Jimmy Savile was passed to the Metropolitan Police on Monday, on the same day police in Jersey said he was investigated as part of a 2008 child abuse scandal.
Surrey police told the BBC that the 'historic accusation of rape' was made to them, and passed on to the Met because the alleged offence occurred in London.
They also revealed that Sir Jimmy, who died last year aged 84, was investigated during the three-year inquiry into the Haut de la Garenne child abuse over an allegation of indecent assault on the island in the 1970s.
The States of Jersey police said there was insufficient evidence to proceed.
Sir Jimmy was never charged with any abuse offences, but since his death there have been a number of unproven allegations.
A documentary is due to be shown on Wednesday on ITV which accuses Sir Jimmy of sexual abuse against underage girls.