Greater efforts should have been made to investigate Jimmy Savile after a woman came forward with allegations that the star had sexually assaulted her, the Independent Police Complaints Commission ruled today.
IPCC deputy chair Sarah Green said the alleged victim had shown "considerable courage" in coming forward but that "regrettably she felt that the two officers who visited her had a negative attitude towards her".
She said: "Not sending a trained female officer, coupled with the perceived absence of support, resulted in a missed opportunity by Sussex Police to investigate Savile in 2008."
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