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Hospital Trust: Porter 'mistaken' over Savile claims

Jimmy Savile regularly took teenage girls to an accommodation block at Leeds General Infirmary alone during the later 1980s, a former porter has claimed.

Earlier today, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said it was "shocked" by the claims made by Terry Pratt.

In a later statement, the Trust said it believed Mr Pratt was wrong because he was not working at the hospital at the time.

We are concerned to hear the allegations which have been made by Mr Pratt and have been quoted widely in the media.

We have investigated his claims today with other staff who were around at Leeds General Infirmary at the time and we believe he is mistaken in his comments.

Mr Pratt appears to have been talking about a period in the 1980s before he started work at the hospital in 1990 and not from first-hand knowledge.

Scarborough would have 'refused' Savile town's honour

Councillor Tom Fox, who proposed the motion to remove Jimmy Savile from Scarborough's honour board, said the council would have "refused" him the town's freedom if it had been aware of the allegations against the DJ. He added:

This council wishes to send its heartfelt support to, and acknowledge the courage of, those who have come forward having suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of the alleged serial predatory sexual offender Sir Jimmy Savile.

Scarborough councillors want to drop Savile honour

Jimmy Savile, on the beach at Scarborough in 1965, had a holiday home in the Yorkshire seaside resort. Credit: PA

Councillors in Scarborough will move to remove Jimmy Savile from the seaside town's honour board, stripping him of the freedom of the borough he was awarded in 2005.

A motion to posthumously remove Savile's name until the Metropolitan Police concludes its probes will be considered at a full council meeting next Monday.

Scarborough Borough Council will then decide whether to permanently wipe his honorary link to the Yorkshire town, where he owned a second home and was buried overlooking the sea.

The council also plans to remove street signs and a memorial plaque that celebrated the late presenter's links to the town, and his headstone, which was recently removed and broken up at the family's request.


Hospitals Trust ready to help with Savile inquiries

Responding to the latest allegations surrounding Jimmy Savile and Leeds General Infirmary, a spokesman for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said:

We continue to be shocked by each new allegation. It is important that they are investigated properly. Once again we urge anybody who has any concerns to contact us so that we can pass information on to the police or to contact the police directly via the NSPCC helpline, 0808 800 5000.

The trust is in contact with senior detectives from the Metropolitan Police and we have indicated our intention to help with their inquiries. If there are any issues which need to be addressed following the police investigation then we will take action.

Porter claims Savile brought girls to hospital in early hours

Former porter Terry Pratt has claimed Jimmy Savile would arrive at Leeds General Infirmary with girls in the early hours of the morning and then leave before dawn.

Savile was a volunteer and fundraiser for the hospital.

Mr Pratt said the Jim'll Fit It Star was regularly handed a key to the nurses' accommodation building. He added that the girls seemed "star-struck" and were "not streetwise".

Hospitals Trust 'shocked' by latest Savile claims

Sir Jimmy Savile's funeral procession passed by The Leeds General Infirmary. Credit: Lucy Ray/PA Archive

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has said it is "shocked" by fresh claims surrounding Leeds General Infirmary and Jimmy Savile.

A former porter has told the BBC the DJ would regularly take teenage girls to the nurses' accommodation building at the hospital during the late 1980s.

The trust has vowed to help the Metropolitan Police with inquiries into the alleged abuse.

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