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Savile programme child claim

Jimmy Savile created his TV shows to gain access to children, Mark Williams-Thomas, the child protection expert and criminologist who helped expose the late entertainer as a paedophile, has said.

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Metropolitan Police has '340 potential lines of enquiry' in Savile case

Scotland Yard is now pursuing 340 lines of inquiry in the Jimmy Savile abuse case involving 40 potential victims, the force said tonight.

So far 12 allegations of sexual offences have been officially recorded but this number is increasing, the force said.

Metropolitan Police detectives are in contact with 14 other forces as the number of allegations against the late television presenter continues to rise.

  • Police said anyone with information or concerns should call NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

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