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Entwistle 'did not know about Savile abuse claims'

BBC Director-General George Entwistle told ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning that he did know that Newsnight was looking into Jimmy Savile, but not that there were allegations of sexual abuse involved.

"I did not know what aspect of Jimmy Savile they were looking into," he said.

"I had no idea of the strength of any information they might have or allegations they were dealing with."