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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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Police: Jimmy Savile 'groomed the nation'

Police today labelled Jimmy Savile the UK's "most prolific, predatory, sex offender", who "spent every waking minute thinking about boys and girls." Commander Peter Spindler said:

"Jimmy Savile was a predatory sex offender, he was prolific in his abusing of the vulnerable and exploiting his power to get access to the vulnerable. [...] He took the nation in, in fact you could say, he groomed the nation."

Scotland Yard said 540 people came forward to report abuse, and 214 crimes against Savile were recorded as part of their investigation. UK Editor Lucy Manning reports:

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