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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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Ex-bouncer claims Savile 'bought off' abuse claims

A former bouncer who worked with Jimmy Savile in the late 50s and early 60s says that he heard Sir Jimmy charged over allegations of improper behaviour with young girls but that he believed the charges were withdrawn after payments were made to the to parents of the girls concerned:

Denis Lemmon told ITV News, "it was the parents probably, I'm only guessing this but he's gone down and seen the parents and bunged them few quid and that was it."

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