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Savile report: Police probing link to child death at care home

Police are investigating an allegation published in a University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust report that links Jimmy Savile to the death of a young girl at a children's care home near Loughborough in the 1960s.

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Savile abused staff and patients over 47-year period

Findings into Jimmy Savile's abuse at Leeds General Infirmary found:

  • The independent investigators interviewed more than 200 people and reviewed over 1,300 documents over Savile's 50-year association with LGI
  • The first case of abuse occurred in 1962 when Savile was 36 with the most recent in 2009 when he was 82
  • He abused at least 60 people at the hospital including at least 33 patients
  • Savile's victims ranged from five to 75 years of age
  • 19 of those who came forward were under 16 with the majority of his victims teenagers
  • 19 victims were female hospital staff
  • Three cases of rape were reported
  • 43 of the encounters took place in public areas such as wards, corridors and offices

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