Jimmy Savile in 1989
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Jimmy Savile: Police 'failures' to stop abuse criticised

12 March 2013 Last updated at 14:24 GMT

Police forces failed to "join the dots" and missed opportunities to apprehend Jimmy Savile, a critical report has said.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary said forces had failed to understand the depth of the DJ and TV presenter's sexual offending, and had mishandled complaints and intelligence.

The report reveals the earliest known complaint was in Cheshire in 1963.

June Kelly reports.