Jimmy Savile in November 1973
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Savile report: Victims 'deserve an explanation'

Ex-BBC DJ Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted victims aged five to 75 in NHS hospitals over decades of unrestricted access, it has emerged.

He abused patients in their beds, in corridors and offices, reviews into his conduct on NHS premises found.

The reports cover 28 hospitals including Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

The Department of Health appointed Kate Lampard QC to oversee the individual independent hospital investigations to make sure they were properly carried out.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Ms Lampard said the investigations were "essential" and that Savile's victims "deserve an explanation" for what happened.

  • 26 Jun 2014
  • From the section UK
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