West Yorkshire Police face Savile scandal questions

West Yorkshire Police is facing searching new questions over its role in the Jimmy Savile paedophile scandal.

The police watchdog has begun examining the force's dealings with Savile, as it promises to help expose what it calls "a catalogue of institutional failings" that left the entertainer free to molest hundreds of victims.

And now a retired West Yorkshire Police inspector is being investigated over claims he "acted on behalf" of Savile before the TV presenter was questioned about child abuse allegations. Jon Hill reports.

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It's been revealed that detailed accusations about Jimmy Savile's sex crimes were censored after viewers tried to post them on a BBC tribute web page.