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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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'Seven abuse complaints' while Savile was alive

Seven alleged victims of Jimmy Savile made complaints to four separate police forces - Surrey, London and Sussex - while the television presenter was alive.

  • Scotland Yard said a retired officer had told them that he had investigated Savile in the 1980s while based in west London but did not have the evidence to proceed.
  • An allegation, of inappropriate touching dating back to the 1970s, was made by a woman in 2003. The victim did not want to take action.
  • Surrey Police submitted a file to the CPS containing references to four potential offences, including an allegation of indecent assault on a young girl at a children's home. Prosecutors decided there was insufficient evidence to bring charges.
  • An allegation emerged in 2008 when Jersey police received a claim that an indecent assault occurred at children's home Haut de la Garenne in the 1970s. Again it was decided that there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

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