An ITV spokesman responded to a report that management had dismissed a Yorkshire Television newsreader's claim that he saw Jimmy Savile grope a young girl:
We would urge Mr Hardwick to contact us with details relating to the serious allegation he makes.
We take any allegations of criminal activity within ITV / YTV, or to the knowledge of ITV / YTV, very seriously and would immediately contact the police in such cases, and follow up with our own inquiries.
Jimmy Savile was questioned as a suspect by police investigating the Yorkshire Ripper, according to a retired police officer.
Jimmy Savile's nephew has spoken of the emotional turmoil his family is going through in the wake of the sex abuse allegations.
A colleague of Jimmy Savile allegedly raped a woman on BBC premises in 1970, ITV News has been told.