Reporters blast BBC over shelving of Savile Newsnight investigation

Two of the reporters who worked on the original investigation in to Jimmy Savile for Newsnight have spoken outside of the BBC.

Both Liz Mackean and Meirion Jones issued very strong statements criticising the BBC. Ms Mackean said the BBC breached duty to women who said Savile a paedophile.

Mr Jones said that last Christmas the BBC knew that Savile was a paedophile yet decided to run tribute programmes.

He added: "I hope the BBC takes measures to make sure nothing like that will ever happen again".

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Entwistle 'warned about Savile'

A review has said the decision to drop the Newsnight investigation into the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse allegations was flawed. It also revealed George Entwistle ignored warnings when he was BBC Director of Vision of "a darker side" to Savile.