New allegation Savile involved in child death

A convalescent home for children in Wood House Eaves in Leicestershire is one of those that has been investigated over Jimmy Savile abuse claims. Accounts of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals will be published in a series of report.

Children at home in Leicestershire likely to have been abused

by Nancy Cole

An investigation into Jimmy Savile and the NHS has found that it was likely children at a convalescent home in Leicestershire were abused.

Tonight police have confirmed they're investigating reports that a child at that home may have died in the 1960s. The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised for the sickening abuse victims endured over the decades.

Apology over Savile abuse in NHS institutions

An investigation into Jimmy Savile and the NHS has found that it was likely children at a convalescent home in Leicestershire were abused.

Today's report concluded that sexual abuse of children is likely to have taken place at Roecliffe Manor near Loughborough - a home for children recovering from illness which closed in 1969.

A male patient told investigators he'd been sexually abused by a man called "Jimmy" from the age of seven to nine.

The report concluded that there was no evidence Jimmy Savile was involved in abuse at the home but it was likely that abuse had taken place. NHS bosses in Leicestershire say all the evidence has been passed to the police.

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised for the sickening abuse victims endured over the decades.

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Leicester's Hospitals statement over Savile investigation

A former children's home in Leicestershire that closed in the 1960s is under police investigation over allegations which surfaced during an investigation into Jimmy Savile abuse claims.

One informant told investigators that he saw a girl being dragged away by a man he thought was Jimmy Savile and another man. The next day he was told she had died.

The report concluded that there was no evidence Jimmy Savile was involved in abuse at Roecliffe Manor in Woodhouse Eaves near Loughborough but it was likely that abuse had taken place. NHS bosses in Leicestershire say all the evidence has been passed to the police.

The investigation has concluded that sexual abuse of children residing at Roecliffe Manor is likely to have taken place, although the extent of such abuse is unknown. Despite this finding, it has not been possible to corroborate evidence to conclude that Jimmy Savile was responsible for carrying out any sexual abuse on children at Roecliffe Manor, or that he ever visited Roecliffe Manor. We have passed all of our relevant investigation materials over to Leicestershire Police."

– Carole Ribbins, Director of Nursing at Leicester’s Hospitals

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The report into the Roecliffe Manor children's home in Woodhouse Eaves found that children there were being abused during the 1950s and 1960s but there was not strong enough evidence placing Jimmy Savile there.

The lead investigator said Leicester's hospitals need to have a strong procedure in place "particularly in relation to a VIP who may arrive unexpectedly and unplanned on to the the Trust's premises."

'Serious' allegation of death of child in Savile report passed to Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police are carrying out an investigation into allegations that Jimmy Savile was involved in the death of a child at a children's care home near Loughborough in the 1960s. The allegation came from an informant who also claimed to have been abused by someone called "Jimmy".

When being interviewed as part of Operation Yewtree, the informant said that a child who lived at Roecliffe Manor in Woodhouse Eaves was seen being dragged away by "Jimmy" and a friend. The following day he was told that child had died. Investigators have passed their findings to the police.

Leicestershire Police has received the report on Roecliffe Manor, and started an investigation to determine if abuse took place and if so to what extent.

That investigation is ongoing.

– Leicestershire Police Statement

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Savile report concludes abuse did take place at Leicestershire children's home

A report by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has concluded that sexual abuse of children did take place at a children's home in Leicestershire during the 1950s and 1960s, but there is not enough evidence to conclude Jimmy Savile was involved.

An allegation was made by an man who lived at Roecliffe Manor in Woodhouse Eaves near Loughborough, from approximately 1959-1965, when he was between 4 and 9 years old. He told investigators he was abused by a man called "Jimmy".

A trust statement said "it has not been possible to corroborate evidence to conclude that Jimmy Savile was responsible for carrying out any sexual abuse on children at Roecliffe Manor, or that he ever visited Roecliffe Manor."

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Leicester hospital trust to publish Savile report

A report into abuse by Jimmy Savile is set to be published today Credit: PA

Accounts of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals will be published in a series of reports today, including one in Leicestershire.

Allegations that the television presenter abused victims were broadcast in Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile on ITV in October 2012 - a year after Savile died aged 84.

A convalescent home for children in Wood House Eaves in Leicestershire is one of those that has been investigated by The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. The home closed to children in 1969.