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Police failures on Savile abuse

A new report is highly critical of two of our region's police forces and how they handled allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile.

New Broadmoor allegations against Savile

Jimmy Savile thought he was "untouchable" and would walk regularly in on vulnerable Broadmoor patients in the bath, it has been claimed.

Exclusive: Savile events axed

Plans to hang photographs of Jimmy Savile on Cunard ships have been abandoned together with a memorial event on Queen Elizabeth next year.

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Hundreds of historic sex abuse allegations to be reviewed

Hundreds of historic allegations of sex abuse will be reviewed following the failure of the authorities to properly investigate the Jimmy Savile scandal as well as the gang-led grooming of girls.

The Director of Public Prosecutions also set out how abuse cases will be dealt with in the future in England and Wales, to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning reports:


Ex-police officer referred to IPCC over Savile allegations

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) are looking into a former West Yorkshire police officer who is alleged to have acted on behalf of Jimmy Savile by contacting Surrey police before his 2009 police interview.

The IPCC are asking West Yorkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, Greater Manchester, Metropolitan and Lancashire police forces to examine the Savile information and see if there are issues of police misconduct.

The IPCC said it hopes this investigation on possible misconduct on Savile can play a part in what many see as a "catalogue of institutional failings."


Extent of Savile's abuse revealed

The full, horrifying extent of former pop idol Jimmy Savile's sex crimes emerged today as detectives looking into incidents over six decades gave an update on their investigations.

Among a catalogue of chilling statistics: 22 reported cases of abuse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire over a period of more than 20 years. Kate Bunkall has been speaking to one of his victims, Dee Coles.



NSPCC and Savile police to publish report

Detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal will publish a joint report with the NSPCC on Friday, as it emerged prosecutors had received a file on a man in his 60s.

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Jimmy Savile Credit: Peter Jordan/PA Wire

Operation Yewtree officers handed a full file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) last month on a man from London arrested on 10th December on suspicion of sexual offences.

And the CPS confirmed it is now giving investigative advice on a total of four men arrested, including a man in his 60s from Surrey, a man in his 80s from Berkshire, a man in his 70s from London, and most recently a man in his 60s from Warwickshire.

Southampton arrest in Savile probe

Two men have been arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal. Credit: PA

Two men have been arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, one in Hampshire.

A 53 year old, believed to be from the Southampton area, and a 59 year old in west London were both held on suspicion of sexual offences.

The allegations are not directly linked to Savile, the Metropolitan Police said.

Scotland Yard is leading a national investigation into allegations against disgraced television presenter Savile and a number of other high-profile figures.

They have separated the inquiry into three strands: claims against Savile, those involving Savile and others, and those involving others. The latest arrests fall under the "others" strand.

So far, officers have questioned 10 people including former pop star Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and PR guru Max Clifford.

Last month police said a total of 31 allegations of rape had been made against former Top Of The Pops presenter Savile.

Some 589 people have come forward with information relating to the scandal, with a total of 450 complaints against the BBC presenter and DJ, mainly alleging sexual abuse.

Detectives have recorded 199 crimes in 17 force areas in which Savile is a suspect.

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