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Savile subjected Broadmoor victims to 'repeated assaults'

A report by Broadmoor Hospital into the sexual abuse of patients by late entertainer Jimmy Savile has confirmed 11 allegations were made against the disgraced TV star.

The allegations involved three minors, six patients and two staff at the hospital.

Nine of the victims were female and two were male, the hospital said, and all had been sexually abused by Savile.

Two patients were subjected to "repeated assaults," Broadmoor confirmed.

A further five incidents at the hospital were reported to Operation Yewtree, but the identities of the alleged victims were unknown and could not be traced.

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Accounts of abuse by Savile at hospitals to be released

Accounts of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals will be published in a series of reports today.

Allegations that the television presenter abused victims were broadcast in Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile on ITV in October 2012 - a year after Savile died aged 84.

A report into abuse by Jimmy Savile is set to be published today. Credit: PA

The documentary led to more victims coming forward, giving accounts of how they were assaulted by the disgraced former host of Top Of The Pops at NHS premises including within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals area and Broadmoor Hospital.

Kate Lampard QC, who was appointed to oversee the individual hospital investigations, will present the findings alongside investigators and chief executives of NHS trusts at a press conference in London this morning.

A report into Savile's abuse at the BBC has been delayed until later in the year.


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Victims are interested in 'who knew about Savile'

Victims of the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile hope today's reports into accounts of sexual abuse at NHS hospitals will tell them "who knew" and "for how long", a lawyer representing some of them told Good Morning Britain.

Liz Dux, who is representing 176 Savile abuse victims, said they wanted to know why the radio DJ was given "carte blanche access", was allowed to call himself a doctor and "be allowed into wards at bath time".

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Parents 'disgusted' over school's Jimmy Savile blunder

Speaking to the Evening Standard, one mother said:

My son came home from school with the script and said ‘Mummy, should I be singing about Jimmy Savile? I said ‘what?’.

I think it is completely disgusting - I do not want him to be a part of it.

The school bought the script from a production company which adapts plays for primary schools but not one of his teachers picked up on it.

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School play axed over character based on Jimmy Savile

A school in east London has recalled scripts for its end-of-year play after finding out that one of the characters was based on Jimmy Savile. The mistake at Scargill School in Rainham emerged when pupils took scripts home for 'Lights, Camera, Action!'.

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One of the key characters in the musical was a caretaker called Jim Fixit. According the Evening Standard, the character reads letters from children, such as “Dear Jim, could you please find time to retrieve my sixteen footballs from the roof of the school hall.”

A song also included the lyrics, "He’s a real superhero, bet he’d look really good in tights."


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Savile victims' lawyer: He was not 'phenomenon of 70s'

Jimmy Savile was not "just a phenomenon of the 60s and 70s" and echoes of his abuse can be heard today, according to the lawyer for 170 of the TV presenter's victims.

Liz Dux from lawyers Slater and Gordon told Good Morning Britain she still encounters adults who cover up child abuse to protect their employers' reputation.

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Jimmy Savile was a 'horrific, prolific sex offender'

The late TV presenter Jimmy Savile was a "horrific, prolific sex offender" who abused his fame and power to get away with his crimes "for so long", the NSPCC has said.

The NSPCC's Director of Child Protection Advice and Support, Peter Watt, spoke to Good Morning Britain after the children's charity released figures showing Savile had abused children "as young as two", with at least 500 of his victims coming forward.

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Children Jimmy Saville abused were 'mostly aged 13-15'

1998 file photo of Jimmy Savile Credit: PA Archive

The figures in the NSPCC report for Panorama show that the most common age group for Savile's victims was 13 to 15 - and the youngest alleged victim was just two years old.

Savile visited frequently as part of his charity work and was given his own set of keys to Broadmoor hospital. In 1988, he was hired as an adviser to help resolve staff-management tensions at Broadmoor.

A confidential Department of Health memo obtained by Panorama suggests that his appointment was being pushed by a senior civil servant.

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NSPCC: Jimmy Savile 'most prolific sex offender'

The NSPCC believe that Jimmy Savile could be the most prolific child abuser that they have ever discovered in the United Kingdom.

Peter Watt, the NSPCC's director of child protection, said: "There's no doubt that Savile is one of the most, if not the most, prolific sex offender that we at the NSPCC have ever come across.

What you have is somebody who at his most prolific lost no opportunity to identify vulnerable victims and abuse them."

The joint BBC investigation between Panorama and The World At One, which airs today on BBC One and BBC Radio 4, asks how the DJ got so close to the heart of Britain's establishment and why in 1972 the BBC failed to take effective action that might have saved young people from abuse.

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