Jimmy Savile abuse claims

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

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Police: More than 400 Jimmy Savile claims are now to be treated as part of a formal criminal investigation

Police looking into claims of child sexual exploitation by the late Jimmy Savile and others, have now launched a formal criminal investigation.

Operation Yewtree has so far gathered more than 400 line sof enquiry and over 200 potential victims have been identified.

Though there will be no police investigation into Jimmy Savile, it has emerged that there are living people that require formal investigation as a result of the inquiry so far.

We are dealing with alleged abuse on an unprecedented scale. The profile of this operation has empowered a staggering number of victims to come forward to report the sexual exploitation which occurred during their childhood.

– Commander Peter Spindler

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