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Documents reveal Savile was known to police in 1964

Scotland Yard documents seen by ITV News have revealed that Jimmy Savile’s name had been linked with arrests made of men taking advantage of girls from the Duncroft School as early as 1964.

Savile’s name was written down in a ledger by a police officer, but it would take 50 years for the truth about Savile to come out.

Commander Peter Spindler, the head of the specialist crime command at the Met who revealed the book, told ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning:

“There is an entry very early on in the book that talks about a premises in Battersea Bridge Road where two men were investigated and indeed prosecuted for living off immoral earnings.

“It’s a property where girls from the Duncroft School were visiting and Savile is shown in there [the ledger] as frequenting that premises.”

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