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Mark Williams-Thomas, the criminologist who led the initial ITV Exposure documentary that revealed the Jimmy Savile abuse claims, described the West Yorkshire Police report as "poor".
A solicitor who represents over 40 of Jimmy Savile's victims has told Daybreak that West Yorkshire Police's report on the broadcaster's relationship with the force provides "some answers" but it "doesn't add up" and "begs a lot more questions."
He said: "It seems to me that West Yorkshire Police over the years failed to join up the dots, they had intelligence but something wasn't right."
"Against that background they were using Savile for crime preventions and so on, so they were giving Savile this aura of responsibility again and again, actually by West Yorkshire Police," he added.
Jon Christopher, of the West Yorkshire Police Federation, said people would ask precisely what was "going on" between Savile and senior police officers. He told BBC Breakfast:
Jimmy Savile committed 83% of offences in the 1960s and 1970s when he was aged between 34 and 54, a report by West Yorkshire Police showed.
The report by West Yorkshire Police showed 45% of Jimmy Savile's victims in the area were aged between 14 and 17.
The report from West Yorkshire Police into its relationship with Jimmy Savile said 68 of his victims have now come forward in the force's area.
The report also reveals that his youngest victim was just five years of age and the oldest was 45.
West Yorkshire Police's report into the force's dealings with Jimmy Savile found there was no evidence to conclude that there was any 'impropriety or misconduct in relation to the Friday Morning Club'.
The report also examined the way in which WYP used Savile's celebrity status to front a range of campaigns and appeals.
It stressed that at the time he was "seen by most of the public as a man who did good work".
But it concluded: "The review team have concerns regarding the absence of a process to secure Savile's services for some of these events and also the over reliance on personal friendships that developed between Savile and some officers over a number of years to secure that support."
Victim Support, who advises West Yorkshire Police on sex abuse and who have helped Savile victims, has welcomed the force's report but said it is "disturbing" that none of Savile’s victims in the region felt able to contact officers about their complaints while he was still alive
West Yorkshire Police's report into its involvement with Jimmy Savile has highlighted the 'stark and shocking' fact that there are over 214 crimes nationally relating to Savile with only 'five coming to light during Savile's lifetime'.
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West Yorkshire Police have just published a review giving more details about the forces' relationship with the broadcaster Jimmy Savile.