Further claims of Savile abuse emerge

In 2008 a 59-year-old woman reported that she had been indecently assaulted by Jimmy Savile in 1970, Sussex Police confirmed.

However, the force said the matter was not taken any further after the woman told them she did not want to co-operate with any inquiry or prosecution.

In March 2008 a 59-year old woman reported to Sussex Police that she had been indecently assaulted by a man at a location in Worthing on a date sometime between May 1970 and September 1970.

Initial inquiries were made but the woman made it clear at the outset that she was unwilling to co-operate in any investigation or to support any prosecution, and it was therefore not possible to pursue the matter.

We take all such reports seriously, however long ago the period they relate to, but in this case it was not possible to progress any investigation.

– Sussex Police statement