Day's events: Jimmy Savile report

Key points

  • A joint police/NSPCC report into Jimmy Savile says he was "a prolific, predatory sex offender" who abused adults and children on an unprecedented scale over six decades.
  • The allegations date from 1955 in Manchester, with the last allegation dating to 2009. One victim was eight years old.
  • Director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer apologises for the CPS' "shortcomings" in handling the Savile abuse claims.
  • Some 214 crimes were recorded across 28 police force areas, including 34 of rape or penetration, police say.
  • Commander Peter Spindler of the Met police: Savile "groomed the nation".
  • Department of Health: Report "highlights the shocking scale of offending by Jimmy Savile over five decades and shows the need to learn lessons from his crimes".

Live text

Reporting:

  • Julian Joyce 
  • Mario Cacciottolo 

Last updated 11 January 2013

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Good morning and welcome to this live page for the release of a report, called Giving Victims a Voice, into the scale of sexual offending carried out by TV entertainer Jimmy Savile. The joint report, compiled by the Metropolitan Police and NSPCC, will be published at 10:00 GMT.

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Giving Victims a Voice will set out what Scotland Yard and the NSPCC have discovered about Jimmy Savile since they launched the inquiry - Operation Yewtree - three months ago. The publication of the report marks the end of the police investigation into allegations that concern Savile alone.

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The allegations surrounding Jimmy Savile date back many years and cover a range of locations around the country. This Q&A explains the key points of the Savile abuse story and this special report covers the story and surrounding issues in more depth.

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The Metropolitan Police launched a "formal criminal investigation" into Savile's alleged offences on 19 October 2012. Since the scandal became public , 589 people have come forward with information, with a total of 450 complaints made against Savile himself.

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Surrey Police are also publishing a report today on its handling of their 2007 investigation into Jimmy Savile. We'll learn more about the findings at 10:00 GMT - at the same time as the Met and NSPCC publish their report.

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And the Crown Prosecution Service is publishing their review at 10:00 GMT into how police and prosecutors handled several abuse claims made against Savile.

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The allegations surrounding Jimmy Savile date back many years and cover a range of locations around the country. This Q&A explains the key points of the Savile abuse story and this special report covers the story and surrounding issues in more depth.

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The report says the accounts of victims paints a "compelling picture of widespread sexual abuse by a predatory sex offender". It also says there were 214 crimes recorded across 28 police force areas, which include 34 of rape and/or penetration.

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The earliest allegations against Savile date from 1955 in Manchester, with the last allegation dating to 2009. Such allegations were mainly in Leeds and London. There are also reports of offences at BBC between 1965 and 2006, including at the last recording of the Top of the Pops television show.