Lack of reports to police 'a profound concern'

Drusilla Sharpling, author of the HMIC report, said there had been a failure in "joining the dots" of the seven Savile abuse references known to various British police forces during his lifetime.

She said it was a "profound concern" that "only very few people felt able to come forward" with their allegations.

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Savile failings 'could reoccur'

The police inspector watchdog and the head of Greater Manchester Police have warned forces' failures to share intelligence on a prolific offender such as Jimmy Savile could happen again. A report has highlighted missed opportunities to stop the abuse