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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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Lawyer: Child abuse lessons have not been learned

Lawyer Alan Collins, who is representing many of Jimmy Savile's victims, said the report out today on Savile's abuse failures highlights "certain negativity."

He has told Daybreak: "We would like to think that lessons have been learned from all the child abuse scandals in the past, but that does not appear to have been the case."

He added: "Officers who had perhaps not got the necessary experience or not had the proper training had approached difficult cases such as these, with the wrong frame of mind."

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