12:24 pm, Wed 15 May 2013
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust says it is investigating claims that Jimmy Savile abused people at hospitals in Leeds. The investigation team has its own website with information about how witnesses can get in touch.
We set up an independent investigation into Jimmy Savile's association with hospitals in Leeds. This is currently underway and it is expected to report later this year. It would be inappropriate to comment further while that work is still going on."
– Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust spokesperson
12:23 pm, Wed 15 May 2013
Almost half of Jimmy Savile's victims in his home county of
West Yorkshire were abused in hospitals, according to figures.
A West Yorkshire Police report into the disgraced broadcaster's relationship with the force confirmed officers had identified 68 victims in the force area since his death.
Now the force has released a further breakdown which reveals 29 were abused in hospitals across the region - 23 of them at
Leeds General Hospital (LGI).
The youngest abuse victim at LGI was just five, police said.
Savile had a close relationship with the LGI, famously volunteering as a porter and raising cash for the hospital over decades.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs LGI and St James's, is part way through an investigation into Savile's activities.
10:57 am, Wed 15 May 2013
West Yorkshire Police says that nine of Jimmy Savile's victims were under the age of ten when the alleged abuse took place.
Nine of the victims were between the ages of ten and thirteen, while thirty of the victims were aged between fourteen and seventeen.
A recent report on West Yorkshire Police's relationship with the former children's TV presenter concluded that he 'wasn't protected from arrest'.
10:39 am, Wed 15 May 2013
Jimmy Savile in 1976
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West Yorkshire Police say they are investigating 76 offences related to the former children's TV presenter Jimmy Savile.
Former patients at the Leeds General Infirmary, Dewsbury and District Hospital, High Royds Hospital and St James Hospital in Leeds allege they were abused by the Jim'll fix it star.
The force has confirmed that the youngest victim was five-years-old when the alleged abuse took place.
10:26 am, Wed 15 May 2013
Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
West Yorkshire Police has confirmed that some of the 68 victims who have contacted them since the death of Jimmy Savile were aged as young as five when the alleged abuse took place.
Officers are investigating complaints that the TV presenter abused patients at hospitals across Yorkshire, with the victims ranging in ages from five to forty five when the crimes were committed.