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Savile abused 'not taken seriously' - NSPCC Director

There have been at least 500 reports of abuse by ex-BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, NSPCC research for Panorama has found.

Most of the alleged victims were between the ages of 13 and 15, but the youngest was two.

Meanwhile, leaked memos reveal the extent of Savile's influence at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, where he was appointed to lead a task force to reform the hospital.

Peter Watt, director of child protection at the NSPCC, told the the BBC that Savile, "abused the power he knew he had".

The BBC Panorama programme Savile - The Power to Abuse will be broadcast on BBC 1 at 8.30pm, Monday 2nd June.

  • 02 Jun 2014
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