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Police refer handling of Savile claims to watchdog

North Yorkshire Police has made a voluntary referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over handling of historic child sex allegations against Jimmy Savile.

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North Yorkshire Police IPCC referral over Savile

North Yorkshire Police voluntary referral to tIPCC over Jimmy Savile allergations Credit: Peter Jordan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

North Yorkshire Police has made a voluntary referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over handling of historic child sex allegations against Jimmy Savile.

The referral also relates to several allegations made recently about Savile's friend, Scarborough resident Peter Jaconelli, who died in 1999.

It also relates to whether any information it held on Savile or his known associates was properly disclosed to Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary in December 2012 and again by the IPCC in May last year.

Information has already been referred by North Yorkshire Police to Operation Yewtree, the national investigation into allegations regarding Savile’s activities.

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