A charity is calling for more police resources to be put into tackling child sexual abuse.
It comes after new figures show a nine per cent increase in the number of sexual offences recorded by police in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. In West Yorkshire the rise was even more dramatic. Chris Kiddey reports.
The number of historic sexual offences recorded by police forces across the country has risen by more than 9 per cent following the Jimmy Savile scandal, according to new research.
West Yorkshire police saw one of the biggest increases with a 66 per cent rise in recorded sexual offences in the six months to April 2012 compared with the same period a year later , six months after ITV's Savile documentary aired.
The figures were obtained by BBC Radio 5 live following a Freedom of Information request.