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Savile abuse: Stoke Mandeville staff 'knew of abuse'

A report into links between Jimmy Savile and Stoke Mandeville hospital is expected to say that the entertainer molested and abused dozens of women and children, on hospital premises - one of them as young as eight years old.

The BBC has learned that the investigation - the findings of which will be published on Thursday - will say that there were warnings about his behaviour, and that he was widely known among staff as a sex pest.

Last summer, two investigations into 28 hospitals, including Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, concluded that Savile had sexually assaulted staff and patients over three decades.

The BBC's home editor Mark Easton reports.

  • 25 Feb 2015
  • From the section UK
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