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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Met Police: 60 potential Savile victims

The Metropolitan Police said it now estimates there to be around 60 likely victims in the Sir Jimmy Savile abuse case.

Commander Peter Spindler, head of MPS Specialist Crime Investigations said:

We can now confirm that we have received information from the public that suggest allegations against Jimmy Savile span six decades with reports starting in 1959 up to and including 2006.

Having now had the opportunity to review progress one week on I have revised my estimate of the number of likely victims to be about 60.

Once again I want to thank those who have come forward and reassure them, and anyone else who contacts us, they will be listened to.

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