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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Hull MP: Savile revelations raise concerns for parents across the country

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised to the victims of Jimmy Savile today saying "Savile's actions will shake our country to the core."

The scale of the disgraced DJ's catalogue of sexual abuse of the most vulnerable victims aged from just five to 75 has become clear. A report has been published detailing investigations at 28 hospitals including allegations of historic abuse at De la Pole hospital in Hull.

Today in the Commons one of the city's MPs, Diana Johnson, said the revelations raised concerns over plans to scale back background checks for volunteers in hospitals:

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