Police: Savile hospital victims 'as young as five'

Jimmy Savile
Jimmy Savile Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

West Yorkshire Police has confirmed that some of the 68 victims who have contacted them since the death of Jimmy Savile were aged as young as five when the alleged abuse took place.

Officers are investigating complaints that the TV presenter abused patients at hospitals across Yorkshire, with the victims ranging in ages from five to forty five when the crimes were committed.

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Savile hospital abuse revealed

Almost half of Jimmy Savile's victims in West Yorkshire were abused in hospitals, according to figures. A report into the disgraced broadcaster's relationship with the force confirmed officers had identified 68 victims in the area since his death.