Jimmy Savile 'could be stripped of knighthood' says Prime Minister

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

responsibilities.

– David Cameron, speaking on ITV1 Daybreak

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Jimmy Savile abuse claims

Police say Jimmy Savile was a predatory paedophile. They are investigating complaints from alleged victims dating back to the 1950s.