NEWS
28/10/2012 12:39 GMT | Updated 29/10/2012 05:44 GMT

Jimmy Savile's Highland Cottage Vandalised As Gary Glitter Arrested

Jimmy Savile's cottage in the Scottish Highlands has been vandalised with "abusive slogans" in the wake of allegations of widespread child sex abuse by the former BBC presenter.

According to Northern Constabulary the house at Allt Na Reigh in Glencoe was targeted after it emerged Savile and others could have targeted up to 300 victims.

A spokesman for the force said officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Savile's cottage in Allt na Reigh, Glencoe was vandalised overnight

The BBC reports "Jimmy the beast" was scrawled on the cottage's walls.

Earlier this week officers searched the cottage to look for "any evidence of any others being involved in any offending with him".

The incident comes on the same day as the arrest of pop star Gary Glitter in relation to the scandal.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was jailed for four months in the UK in 1999 for downloading child porn and later jailed for child sex offences in Vietnam.

Glitter's arrest is part of the investigation into offences by Savile

Glitter was filmed leaving his home on Sunday morning, wearing a hat, dark coat and gloves, and being driven away. Scotland Yard did not say what led to his arrest

It is thought there will be more arrests in the coming days.

Politicians have pledged to hold the NHS to account over Savile's alleged activities in hospitals.

Stephen Dorrell, chair of the health select committee told the BBC he had written to the Secretary of State to ask him to "clarify exactly what the NHS is doing to establish what happened, why it happened, and what lessons can be learned for the future.".

Meanwhile the chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, has said he is dedicated to finding out the truth about the scandal that has engulfed the corporation, vowing there would be "no covering our backs".

It comes as it was claimed the BBC's former Director General Mark Thompson had been told about allegations of child abuse by Savile.