Savile report: missed opportunities

Detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal are to publish their report later. The joint report, by the Metropolitan Police and the NSPCC, follows hundreds of allegations made against the disgraced TV presenter.

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Savile lawyers would 'make mincemeat' of alleged victim

An alleged victim of Savile says she was told by police in 2008 that she risked being branded a 'liar', while his lawyers 'made mincemeat of her'.

Because he had plenty of money, Jimmy Savile would have the best lawyers, it would all take place in a big court in London and his lawyers would make mincemeat of her. She also got the clear impression from the police that she would be publicly branded a liar and that her name would be all over the newspapers, particularly if she lost the case.


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Leeds hospitals investigating Savile complaints

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust says it will look into any complaints made to police about incidents at Leeds General Infirmary and St James's University Hospital:

In early December, the Trust published the terms of reference for its internal investigation into matters relating to Jimmy Savile's long-standing involvement with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals as a volunteer and fundraiser.

This will be a thorough and detailed piece of work and will be carried out in conjunction with parallel investigations by the Department of Health and other NHS trusts.

Work is now under way and we expect our report will be ready towards the end of this year.

– Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Savile abused victims at 14 medical sites

Here is a list of the medical sites where Jimmy Savile offended, including the number of offences he committed and what date they occurred.

  • Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) - 16 offences between 1965 and 1995.
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital - 22 offences between 1965 and 1988.
  • Broadmoor Hospital - one offence in 1991.
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: St James University Hospital - one offence in 1962.
  • High Royds Hospital - one offence in 1989.
  • Dewsbury and District Hospital - one offence in 1969.
  • Wycombe General Hospital - one offence.
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital - one offence in 1971.
  • Ashworth Hospital- one offence in 1971.
  • Exeter Hospital - one offence in 1970.
  • Portsmouth Royal Hospital - one offence in 1964.
  • St. Catherine's Hospital - one offence in 1964.
  • Saxondale Hospital - one offence in 1971.
  • Wheatfields Hospice - one offence in 1971.


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Publication of Savile findings 'end of chapter one' for victims

Lawyer Liz Dux, who is representing some of the people who claim they were abused by Jimmy Savile, told the Today programme that today's report closes a chapter for victims.

"Today's report is the end of chapter one, but there are unfortunately several more chapters for the victims to go."

She added: "He (Savile) operated in a very similar way and this gives corroboration to their (victims) stories, and puts to bed any thought that they might have been made up."

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