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Fresh abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile emerge

There are new allegations that Jimmy Savile abused a 12-year-old-girl at a children's home in Leeds in the 1970s.

A former resident of the home says the incident was reported to social workers, but they decided not to take any action.

It is one of many allegations which have been made against the star.

Meanwhile, journalists from the BBC's Newsnight are to be interviewed by senior BBC executives over the decision to shelve a report into the abuse allegations. The corporation denies that management put pressure on the programme for the item to be dropped.

David Sillito reports

  • 12 Oct 2012
  • From the section UK