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Report reveals shocking extent of Jimmy Savile’s abuse

Opening of the new Spinal Injuries Rehabilitation centre at Pinderfields Hospital.Sir Jimmy Savile

Opening of the new Spinal Injuries Rehabilitation centre at Pinderfields Hospital.Sir Jimmy Savile

A REPORT published today has labelled Jimmy Savile “one of the UK’s most prolific known sexual predators”.

It said 214 crimes had been recorded against the former television presenter and Wakefield DJ, including 34 of rape or penetration.

The report, published by the Metropolitan Police and NSPCC charity, said 57 allegations related to hospitals, including Leeds General Infirmary where Savile had his own office.

Most of his victims were girls aged between 13 and 16, but he also abused boys, some of which were under the age of 10.

The age of his victims ranged from eight to 47.

Savile worked at Wakefield’s Mecca dancehall in the 1960s, and the report said his offending was at its most prolific between 1966 and 1976.

Police launched their investigation into Savile, called Operation Yewtree, in October, and since then about 600 people have come forward with information.

But today’s report said a number of people didn’t wish to report the incidents as crimes or couldn’t remember them in enough detail.

Savile died in October 2011, aged 84.

 

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