Peter Watt, director of child protection advice and awareness at NSPCC said Savile is one of the most prolific sex offenders the organisation has dealt with in its 129-year history. He said:
It's clear Savile cunningly built his entire life into gaining access to vulnerable children. The sheer scale of Savile's abuse over six decades simply beggars belief.
Jimmy Savile could have been prosecuted for offences against at least three victims while he was alive, two separate reports said today.
The allegations began with the ITV documentary Exposure. Here are some of the key points as the case unfolded.