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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 thought about sex offending 'every minute of every waking day'

Detective Superintendent David Gray, from the Met's paedophile unit, said Savile must have thought about his sex offending "every minute of every waking day":

Much as I think Savile could turn up at a hospital and expect to be given a warm welcome, he went to a number of schools because children had written to him. His peak offending came with the peak of his success.


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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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Savile's decades of abuse 'simply beggars belief'

The sheer scale of Savile's abuse over six decades simply beggars belief. He is without doubt one of the most prolific sex offenders we have ever come across and every number represents a victim that will never get justice now he is dead. But with this report we can at least show his victims that they have been taken seriously and their suffering has been recognised.

– Peter Watt, NSPCC

To report a concern or get advice and support from the NSPCC, their free 24/7 helpline can be contacted on 0808 800 5000.


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Earliest Savile offence 'in Manchester in 1955'

The report by police and the NSPCC revealed:

  • 617 people had made contact with officers investigating claims against Savile and other figures in the entertainment industry
  • 450 directly relate to Jimmy Savile
  • The earliest reported offence committed by Savile was in Manchester in 1955, and the final reported allegation was in 2009
  • The peak was between 1966 and 1976, when he was aged between 40 and 50
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