Savile hospital abuse victims ranged from aged five to 75

Jimmy Savile exploited weak safeguards at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) to abuse patients and staff over a 47-year period, a report has found. Savile also abused at least five individuals at high-security Broadmoor hospital.

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Dozens report years of abuse by Savile

The true scale of the Jimmy Savile scandal has been laid bare today as a report revealed how he was allowed to commit a horrifying catalogue of sexual abuse in hospitals up and down the country over 50 years.

At Leeds General Infirmary alone, dozens of people came forward to say he had abused them. His victims were patients, staff, young boys and girls and even pensioners.

In a damning indictment, investigators found his predatory and manipulative behaviour was allowed to thrive in the Leeds hospital because reports of allegations against him there were never passed onto senior staff. Jon Hill reports:

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