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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