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Police: More than 1,400 suspects in VIP abuse probe

More than 1,400 suspects have been investigated by police probing historical child sexual abuse allegations against VIPs including politicians and celebrities, police say.

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VIP abuse probe: Police experiencing 'Savile effect'

Revelations about Jimmy Savile's prolific sex abuse has led to an "unprecedented increase" in the number of people reporting allegations, police say.

Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the NPCC's lead on child protection, said referrals were increasing on an "almost daily basis" after revealing more than 1,400 suspects had been investigated as part of a historical sex abuse probe.

We are seeing an unprecedented increase in the number of reports that are coming forward.

There is no doubt (Jimmy) Savile has had an effect on us.

We are getting dealing with more and more allegations.

– Simon Bailey, chief constable

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