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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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Figures reveal the extent of Jimmy Savile's offending

  • 450 people have come forward alleging sexual abuse by Savile since October
  • 328 of these people were children when they were preyed upon
  • 214 criminal offences have been linked to Savile across 28 police forces
  • 34 of these are allegations of rape
  • 14 offences were committed at schools, in some cases after children wrote to Savile as part of Jim'll Fix It
  • 57 allegations have been linked to hospital premises, including hospices
  • 33 claims of abuse have been linked to television or radio studios

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