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.


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