The BBC said officers were investigating
incidents reported to have taken place between the 1980s and
2015 in London and outside Britain but no arrests had been made.
London's Metropolitan Police said it could not comment.
Weinstein is at the center of a growing international scandal
about sexual harassment.
Dozens of women, many of them actresses who encountered
Weinstein in what was supposed to be a professional capacity,
have come forward with allegations against him of behavior
ranging from persistent unwanted advances to rape.
He denies allegations of non-consensual sex.
The Guardian newspaper had reported on Oct. 12 that British
police were investigating Weinstein for alleged sex crimes. As
is standard procedure in Britain, the police confirmed an
allegation had been received and would be assessed, but did not
identify the person involved.
In the United States, police in New York and Los Angeles have
said they were investigating allegations of sexual assault
In Britain, police are under an obligation to investigate
certain types of allegations if they receive them.
(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Michael Holden
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