Newcastle hospital and Jimmy Savile

The Royal Victoria Infirmary is one of 19 hospitals which will investigate its links with Jimmy Savile.

The latest developement in the case of the disgraced presenter comes after Metropolitan Police investigating Savile received a phone call saying he visited the RVI in 1991.

The hospital told Itv Tyne Tees it has not yet found any information about the visit, but says Savile was never involved in any charity or voluntary work at the hospital.

Now the hospital, along with others named today, will carry out an inquiry, and report the findings to the Department of Health by next June at the latest.