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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.

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.

Statement from Buckinghamshire Healthcare

The NHS Trust which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital has issued a statement following the announcement that a The Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Charitable Trust is to close.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare understands and supports the Charitable Trust’s decision to close. We thank the trustees for their support and wish them the best for the future.

– Buckinghamshire Healthcare Statement


Savile charity 'will live on'

Television personality and charity fundraiser Jimmy Savile holds up a Daffodil and a medal after finishing the Marathon. Credit: Press Association

The Trustees of the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Charitable Trust have released a statement on their website saying that "Jimmy's charitable trust will live on as he wished".

It's understood that the charity's funds are to be redistributed as it closes because of the association with the former BBC presenter.

BREAKING: Jimmy Savile charities to close

A charity set up by Jimmy Savile to support the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire is to close.

It's one of two which has decided to disband due to the scandal surrounding the former BBC television presenter.

The Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust said it had considered changing its names, but felt it would always be linked with Savile.

Savile investigation now a criminal inquiry

Jimmy Savile was a huge supporter of Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire. Credit: PA

The inquiry into alleged child abuse by Jimmy Savile is now a formal criminal investigation involving other living people, Scotland Yard said today.

Savile was a huge supporter of Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, and there have been claims in recent weeks that he abused patients there.

Operation Yewtree has moved from an assessment to a criminal investigation after detectives established there are lines of inquiry involving "living people that require formal investigation".

Scotland Yard said two weeks of gathering information has involved assessing more than 400 lines of inquiry and has identified more than 200 potential victims.

The force said: "As we have said from the outset, our work was never going to take us into a police investigation into Jimmy Savile.

"What we have established in the last two weeks is that there are lines of inquiry involving living people that require formal investigation."

Inquiry into Jimmy Savile's role at Broadmoor in 1980s

Jimmy Savile in his office Credit: ITV Meridian Archive

The government is to launch an inquiry into its own decision to appoint Jimmy Savile as a head of a 'task force" overseeing the management of Broadmoor Hospital in the 1980s.

Allegations emerged this week that Savile had abused patients at the high security psychiatric hospital in Berkshire after being given free access to the wards.

He was a volunteer there for four decades, had his own set of keys and in 1988 was appointed to help oversee the running of the hospital, something the Department of Health now says should never have happened.

Broadmoor in the 1980s Credit: ITV Meridian Archive
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