Police's Savile report criticised

Representatives of Jimmy Savile's victims have criticised a report by West Yorkshire Police that concluded that "there is no evidence he was protected from arrest or prosecution" because of his relations with the force or officers.

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'No doubt police made mistakes' in not linking events

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'.

There is no doubt that police forces made mistakes in relation to sharing and keeping information relating to Savile so no single clear picture of his offending could be made.

As Savile’s home police force, WYP would have been the obvious place to collect all such information, but investigation has shown that much of the available information during Savile’s lifetime was never shared with WYP and when it was WYP, did not connect the events to recognise a potential pattern of offending.

We must do everything we can to understand why that was, to ensure it does not happen again.

– West Yorkshire Police report

Savile used in police campaign despite 2007 claims

West Yorkshire Police's report into its involvement with Jimmy Savile has said it was "concerning" that he was still being used for police campaigns after allegations were made in 2007

Of greater concern is that even after the Force received the request from Surrey Police in 2007 to check what records WYP [West Yorkshire Police] held that related to Savile in relation to their investigation at Duncroft School, WYP continued to use him as part of local crime prevention campaigns.

The reason for this was that the information was not shared across departments, there was no recognition of the impact of this information and no checks were made on intelligence systems in securing Savile’s services.

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Police set to publish report on involvement with Savile

A police force will publish a report into its involvement and relationship with Jimmy Savile.

West Yorkshire Police began a review in January of all contacts with Savile, who lived in Leeds.A report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) highlighted failings by forces across Britain.

Police forces across Britain have come under fire. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The force said: they will "publish the findings of an extensive force review into the late Jimmy Savile, his crimes and the force's relationship with him."

It added: "As well as publication of the report, a copy will be passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, whom matters were referred to some weeks ago."

More than 40 victims from West Yorkshire have come forward since Operation Yewtree was launched by the Metropolitan Police in October.

Read: Police to reveal Savile dealings.

Read: West Yorkshire Police to face Savile 'breakfast club' questions.

Police quizzed over Savile 'breakfast club'

West Yorkshire Police has said that it has been investigating officers’ visits to Jimmy Savile’s penthouse for weekly tea parties dubbed the "Friday Morning Breakfast Club".

Serving police officers who are said to have taken part in Savile's "breakfast club" have been quizzed, the force have said.

Two former officers and a relative of an officer have also claimed they were aware of concerns regarding Savile.

And old newspaper reports have indicated that the DJ had been interviewed by the force in 1958 regarding allegations that he was involved in the sexual abuse of young girls.

West Yorkshire Police will publish a report on Friday into its involvement with Savile, detailing his crimes and the force's relationship with him.

Read more: West Yorkshire Police to face Savile 'breakfast club' questions

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Police to reveal Jimmy Savile dealings

A report - published tomorrow - will highlight what relationship police had with serial sex offender Jimmy Savile.

The report will highlight what relationship police had with Jimmy Savile. Credit: PA

West Yorkshire Police began the review in January after a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) highlighted failings by forces across Britain.

The force said: "West Yorkshire Police will tomorrow publish the findings of an extensive force review into the late Jimmy Savile, his crimes and the force's relationship with him."

It added: "As well as publication of the report, a copy will be passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, whom matters were referred to some weeks ago."

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