Savile scandal police arrest two more suspects
Published 02/01/2013 | 14:02
A 53-year-old was held in Hampshire at around 8am and a 59-year-old in west London at around midday, both on suspicion of sexual offences.
The allegations are not directly linked to Savile, the Metropolitan Police said.
Scotland Yard is leading a national investigation into allegations against disgraced television presenter Savile and a number of other high-profile figures.
They have separated the inquiry into three strands: claims against Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others. The latest arrests fall under the "others" strand.
Last month police said a total of 31 allegations of rape had been made against former Top Of The Pops presenter Savile.
Some 589 people have come forward with information relating to the scandal, with a total of 450 complaints against the BBC presenter and DJ, mainly alleging sexual abuse.
Detectives have recorded 199 crimes in 17 force areas in which Savile is a suspect.