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Savile 'groomed the nation'

Two separate reports have revealed how Jimmy Savile was "a prolific, predatory sex offender" who could have been prosecuted for offences against at least three victims while he was alive.

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Earliest Savile offence 'in Manchester in 1955'

The report by police and the NSPCC revealed:

  • 617 people had made contact with officers investigating claims against Savile and other figures in the entertainment industry
  • 450 directly relate to Jimmy Savile
  • The earliest reported offence committed by Savile was in Manchester in 1955, and the final reported allegation was in 2009
  • The peak was between 1966 and 1976, when he was aged between 40 and 50

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