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Met police to handle Savile sex abuse allegations

The Metropolitan Police has said it will take the national lead in assessing allegations against the late DJ and presenter Jimmy Savile.

The force said its Child Abuse Investigation Command would look into the allegations, but said: "It is not an investigation at this stage".

Five women alleged that Sir Jimmy sexually assaulted them as teenagers in an ITV documentary on Wednesday.

Scotland Yard said it would be working closely with the BBC's internal investigations unit, which is responsible for the safety and security of BBC staff.

The BBC's David Sillito reports.

  • 05 Oct 2012
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