Surrey Police statement after an investigation found former officers failed to act on the alleged hacking of Milly Dowler's phone.
Senior police officers failed to act on evidence of the alleged hacking of Milly Dowler's phone during their investigation, the IPCC.
A letter received by Scotland Yard in 1998 claiming the DJ was a paedophile was classed as "sensitive", hiding it from other investigators.
Surrey Police and Surrey County Council have released details of the excuses given by drivers as part of a campaign targeting the use of mobile phones while behind the wheel.
In one case, the driver stopped by police pleaded for help, saying: "It was my ex-wife harassing me, can you speak to her?"
Another motorist blamed work pressures when he said: "My boss called to see where I was."
A father-to-be explained: "I answered the phone because my wife is having a baby and I thought she may have gone into labour."
The lure of a smart phone proved too tempting for one motorist, who said: "I'm not on the phone, I am looking something up on the internet".
While another pleaded: "I wasn't calling anyone, I was replying to an email."
Another driver admitted: "I am always using it. It's about time I got caught."
Another driver said: "I was just telling them I couldn't answer as I was driving," while another claimed: "This is the first time I have used it."
And a man stopped for running a red light said: "Sorry, I didn't even see the red light, I was on my phone at the time."
Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council's cabinet member for community safety, said: "It may be tempting to answer a call or check your Facebook while driving, but it is a huge distraction and the consequences can be devastating.
"You are four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile phone while driving. Your reaction times are 50% slower and you are more likely to drift across lanes. If you get caught, you face three penalty points on your licence and a £60 fine."
Surrey Police Assistant Chief Constable Jerry Kirkby says the force agrees with and accepts HMIC conclusions that there are a number of learning points to come out of the Savile case.
"The HMIC review is clear that intelligence sharing between forces was critical to the eventual outcome of allegations made against Savile in his lifetime.
"I welcome their acknowledgement that in 2007 victims were taken seriously by Surrey Police and allegations were recorded correctly, but our investigators were unable to benefit from knowledge of any previous allegations made elsewhere in the country despite conducting national intelligence checks.
"The review concludes that, had Surrey investigators been made aware of these previous reports, our investigation would have been scaled up accordingly. One of the key issues was the decision not to share accounts between victims.
"Whilst the HMIC agree this was initially done correctly in order to avoid any suggestion of collusion between victims, the force accepts it should have been reviewed at a later stage and balanced against the confidence of victims to support the legal process.
"As the Director of Public Prosecutions has previously acknowledged, the officers working on this case were experienced and committed individuals who acted in good faith.
"We therefore support his recent announcement that the approach to victim credibility in the Criminal Justice System is flawed and the current national guidelines must be replaced.
"Surrey Police has already instigated its own programme of work to improve victim and witness care in historic sexual assault cases.
"As part of this, the Chief Constable has requested the College of Policing conduct a peer review looking at how victims and witnesses are supported to ensure we are taking the right approach going forward."
Surrey Police have said a search is ongoing for a man who made threats to shoot someone on Epsom Downs.
They played down fears that he could pose a threat to the wider public.
– SURREY POLICE
It was alleged that a man had made threats to shoot another man.
Officers, including armed officers, attended at the scene and located a man, identified as the alleged intended victim. He was uninjured.
A search is ongoing for the other man however at this stage he is still outstanding.
There is no information at this stage that this man poses a wider threat to the public however residents are advised to take sensible precautions and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.
Surrey Police has been issuing weather warnings in a novel way today, with the help of lyrics from 90s rapper Vanilla Ice's hit single Ice Ice Baby.
And the force's lyrical warnings did not end there, here is another one:
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why?? 23 arrests - We don't take an Xmas break #DeckTheCells
A man whose body was found in a ditch in Surrey, prompting a murder inquiry, has been named by police.
At 9.45am on Friday, the body of 33-year-old James Lambert was found by a police officer on patrol in Imber Cross, Thames Ditton.
– Surrey Police spokesman
A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of Mr Lambert's body. Mr Lambert had been reported to the Metropolitan Police as a missing person on Wednesday, November 14, and the police officer was making inquiries into his whereabouts when they discovered the body."
Two men who were arrested in connection with the death have been released without charge.
A post-mortem examination carried out on the body at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford yesterday was unable to establish a cause of death and further tests are to be carried out.
A post mortem examination is being carried out today after the body of a man was found in a ditch in Surrey.
The discovery was made by a police officer on patrol in Imber Cross, in Thames Ditton.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A Surrey Police spokesman said: "The man has yet to be formally identified but is believed to be a man in his 30s."
He added: "The investigation is in its early stages and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the death."
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man, whose body was found in a ditch.
Police officers discovered the body this morning in Imber Cross, Thames Ditton, Surrey.
A Surrey Police spokesman says the man has not been formally identified yet.
'It's believed to be a man in his 30s,' he said. 'The investigation is in its early stages and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.'
A post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow at Royal Surrey County Hospital tomorrow.
Two local men, aged 46 and 35, have been arrested and are in custody