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Savile failings 'could reoccur'

The police inspector watchdog and the head of Greater Manchester Police have warned forces' failures to share intelligence on a prolific offender such as Jimmy Savile could happen again. A report has highlighted missed opportunities to stop the abuse

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Bob Milton: UK Police force has learnt 'harsh lessons'

Former Met Police Commander Bob Milton said the UK police force has learnt "harsh lessons."

Forces have been criticised for a number of failures to stop Jimmy Savile's abuse by a police watchdog.

Mr Milton said: "I can assure you now that the advances made in the way we deal with rape cases now is much better than it ever has been."

He added that 1970s policing was all about "enforcing the law", but the police force today delivers a service, he said "we understand that we have to actually support people, support communities, support individuals."

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