Jimmy Savile was a 'horrific, prolific sex offender'

The late TV presenter Jimmy Savile was a "horrific, prolific sex offender" who abused his fame and power to get away with his crimes "for so long", the NSPCC has said.

The NSPCC's Director of Child Protection Advice and Support, Peter Watt, spoke to Good Morning Britain after the children's charity released figures showing Savile had abused children "as young as two", with at least 500 of his victims coming forward.

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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.