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'Disturbing' Savile victims felt unable to speak to police

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

We have supported many of Jimmy Savile’s victims and have seen first hand how much suffering he inflicted on so many lives.

We welcome the efforts West Yorkshire Police has made to be as transparent as possible about its relations with Savile during the years he was abusing girls, boys and young women and its own failures to share information internally and spot his pattern of offending.

It is disturbing that none of Savile’s victims in the West Yorkshire area felt able to come forward while he was still alive and we hope with help from organisations such as Victim Support the force will continue to improve public confidence in its ability to tackle sexual abuse.

– Lesley Mclean, Victim Support

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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.

West Yorkshire Police release report into Savile findings

West Yorkshire Police has published a report into its dealings 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.

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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.

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

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."

W Yorks Police: No wrongdoing at Savile 'coffee clubs'

West Yorkshire Police have insisted that there is “no suggestion” of “inappropriate activity” by officers who attended Savile’s Friday coffee mornings.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ingrid Lee, responding to the HMIC report into Savile, added that the force has greatly improved its victim and witness care.

Enquiries are continuing to identify anyone who attended [Savile’s Friday coffee mornings], but are quite advanced.

We have spoken to officers, friends and former employees of Savile and to date, there has been no suggestion from any one of those people of any passing of letters to the police for them to deal with or inappropriate activity, by anyone present.

– West Yorkshire police Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ingrid Lee
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