The conduct of two Sussex detectives who handled a sex assault allegation against Jimmy Savile is to be referred to the police watchdog.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it had directed Sussex Police to record and refer the officers’ conduct to the watchdog.
The officers investigated an alleged sexual offence by Savile after a woman contacted the force in March 2008.
It is part of an IPCC review of material from a number of forces.
It said it had requested further information from West Yorkshire, Surrey and the Metropolitan Police forces.
“On receipt of the further information from these four police forces we will take decisions as soon as we can whether IPCC investigations are required,” it said.
The IPCC is already conducting an independent investigation into allegations a West Yorkshire Police inspector “acted on behalf” of Savile by inappropriately contacting Surrey Police ahead of a police interview in 2009.
It said it had now advised other five police forces from which it received Savile-related information that it did not intend to take further steps in regard to any of their officers at this time.
These forces were Thames Valley, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, North Yorkshire and Lancashire.
“After careful assessment of all the information so far available we have determined there is insufficient evidence of any recordable conduct matters specific to individual police officers which would merit a referral to the IPCC,” it said.
“The forces have provided rationale to the IPCC, as requested, for their decision-making in not recording or referring any conduct matters.”
From the BBC