ITV urges newsreader to get in contact over Savile claims

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.

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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.