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Report: Some Jimmy Savile victims were 'as young as two'

At least 500 victims - some as young as two - were abused by the shamed television presenter Jimmy Savile during his reign as one of the country's most prolific sex offenders, new research has shown.

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Children Jimmy Saville abused were 'mostly aged 13-15'

1998 file photo of Jimmy Savile Credit: PA Archive

The figures in the NSPCC report for Panorama show that the most common age group for Savile's victims was 13 to 15 - and the youngest alleged victim was just two years old.

Savile visited frequently as part of his charity work and was given his own set of keys to Broadmoor hospital. In 1988, he was hired as an adviser to help resolve staff-management tensions at Broadmoor.

A confidential Department of Health memo obtained by Panorama suggests that his appointment was being pushed by a senior civil servant.

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