A new report is highly critical of two of our region's police forces and how they handled allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile.
Jimmy Savile thought he was "untouchable" and would walk regularly in on vulnerable Broadmoor patients in the bath, it has been claimed.
Plans to hang photographs of Jimmy Savile on Cunard ships have been abandoned together with a memorial event on Queen Elizabeth next year.
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.
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."
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.
Peter Watt, of the NSPCC, said Savile was "without doubt one of the most prolific sex offenders we have ever come across".
The NSPCC says Savile hid in plain sight behind a veil of eccentricity and deceived those from children to the top - including a Prime Minister. The charity says the ITV documentary opened the floodgates, with 800 children protected from abuse because of the publicity after the programme.
– Commander Peter Spindler, Police/NSPCC report author
Savile's offending footprint was vast, predatory and opportunistic. He cannot face justice today, but we hope this report gives some comfort to his hundreds of victims. They have been listened to and taken seriously.
I think Savile victims will be extremely angry reading the report into the failure to prosecute Savile while alive. Basically he got away with it.
– Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions
I would like to take the opportunity to apologise for the shortcomings in the part played by the CPS in these cases. If this report and my apology are to serve their full purpose, then this must be seen as a watershed moment.
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.
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.
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.