Report: Girl at Leeds care home 'abused by Savile'

Another story of alleged abuse by Sir Jimmy Savile has emerged this morning, this time at a children's home in West Yorkshire.

A woman, who did not want to be named, claims Savile abused a 12-year-old girl in the 1970s at a council run home in Leeds.

The Leeds Safeguarding Children Board says it has it is not aware of any complaints about Savile
The Leeds Safeguarding Children Board says it has it is not aware of any complaints about Savile Credit: Press Association

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds she said Savile took the girl upstairs to the bedrooms.

"A social worker came down, and basically he came back the next day and said it would be his word against Jimmy Savile and it would be unfair to put a girl through the procedure of a police investigation that probably will end in nothing and ruin a man's career."

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