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Savile review witness plea

The Dame Janet Smith Review - established by the BBC to conduct a review of the culture and practices of the corporation during the years that Jimmy Savile worked there - is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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NSPCC receives five Savile-related calls per day

The Children's charity the NSPCC says it has received 236 calls about Savile, an average of five per day, since the first sexual abuse allegations emerged.

It's crucial that people continue to come forward, whether they have information about Savile or anyone else. Our prime focus has to be on protecting children, particularly those unable to speak out themselves, and bringing offenders to justice. Sometimes people wait months or years before reporting abuse but we would urge them to act quickly so they can get help as soon as possible. While the whole Savile episode has been distressing it has also led to more victims of abuse seeking support, which is positive.

– Peter Watt, NSPCC

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