Claims Savile abused children in 3 Manchester children's homes

Claims disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile abused children in more than 20 children's homes and schools to be investigated.

Former children's home in Savile investigation filmed in the 1960s

A former children's home, under investigation over allegations Jimmy Savile abused its residents, was filmed for an ITV documentary in the decade the allegations date back to.

Broome House, in Manchester's Didsbury, featured in "This Is England" in the 1960s.

The now closed institution has been named as one of three children's homes under investigation in the city.

Lawyer for Savile victims welcomes new children's homes investigation

A lawyer representing 140 victims of disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile welcomes announcement that 20 children's homes and schools are to be investigated.

They include 3 former children's homes in Manchester.

"We welcome any investigation that will uncover further how widespread Savile's abuse was. It is important that we know exactly when, where and how this predatory paedophile committed his horrific crimes.

"Mr Gove's announcement comes in the same week that he said in the Commons Government would investigate the possibility of introducing mandatory reporting for heads of institutions where children and the vulnerable are cared for.

"It is frankly shocking that people in authority who become aware of abuse are still not committing a crime if they decide to cover it up."

– Alan Collins, Slater and Gordon

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Three Manchester children's homes investigated in Savile inquiry

Jimmy Savile smiling manic smile to camera
Jimmy Savile Credit: Peter Jordan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Three Manchester children's homes are being investigated in the inquiry into abuse carried out by the disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile.

The Sarah Laski Home, Broome House, which are both closed and another unnamed children's home are part of 20 homes and schools where it's claimed Savile abused children. The allegations date back to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Education Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed local authorities and other relevant institutions have been asked to further investigate the claims.