Speaking on Daybreak this morning, Prime Minister David Cameron said Jimmy Savile could be posthumously stripped of his knighthood, following allegations of sexual abuse. He said it should be considered by a Whitehall committee.
His comments follow an announcement by the BBC that they will launch an investigation. The TV presenter and fundraiser died last year but it is only now that a growing number of women have come forward claiming he sexually abused them.
These stories are deeply, deeply
troubling and I hope that every organisation that has responsibilities will have
a proper investigation into what happened, and if these things did happen, and
how they were allowed to happen, and then of course everyone has to take their
Police have confirmed 500 people have come forward as victims of Jimmy Savile.
The investigation into the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal has cost around £2 million so far according to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
Jimmy Savile thought he was "untouchable" and would regularly walk in on Broadmoor patients while they were in the bath, it's been claimed.