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Savile's hospital victims

West Yorkshire Police says victims of Jimmy Savile have reported offences which have taken place in hospitals.

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Half of Savile's West Yorkshire victims abused in hospitals

Almost half of Jimmy Savile's victims in his home county of West Yorkshire were abused in hospitals, according to figures.

A West Yorkshire Police report into the disgraced broadcaster's relationship with the force confirmed officers had identified 68 victims in the force area since his death.

Now the force has released a further breakdown which reveals 29 were abused in hospitals across the region - 23 of them at Leeds General Hospital (LGI).

The youngest abuse victim at LGI was just five, police said.

Savile had a close relationship with the LGI, famously volunteering as a porter and raising cash for the hospital over decades.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs LGI and St James's, is part way through an investigation into Savile's activities.

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