BBC Releases 3,000 Documents From Inquiry Into Jimmy Savile/’Newsnight’ Scandal

By NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor | Friday, 22 February 2013 13:24 UK

The BBC this morning published 3,000 pages of interviews and correspondence related to theJimmy Savile sex abuse scandal and the 2011 shelving of a Newsnight program that would have revealed the late host’s alleged crimes. The documents include few earthshattering revelations, but are laced with internal criticisms and email chains that provide a window onto the workings of the venerable broadcaster whose armor has been severely dinged in the past several months as a result of the combined crises. (Read the full report here.)


Police watchdog working to expose ‘catalogue of institutional failings’ that left TV personality free to attack hundreds, Wednesday 20 February 2013 07.32 EST

Vikram Dodd

savileJimmy Savile, who died in 2011, is thought to have commited 200 offences over several decades. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

The police watchdog has began examining the police’s dealings withJimmy Savile, as it promises to help expose “a catalogue of institutional failings” that left the TV star free to molest hundreds of people.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said an investigation had begun into a police inspector from the West Yorkshire force who may have “acted on behalf” of Savile ahead of an interview by detectives from the Surrey force.

The IPCC is also asking a total of seven forces to examine their files to see if there are any concerns about the way their officers dealt with Savile and related matters.

The Guardian understands this is in part triggered by material passed to the IPCC by an inquiry already under way into police dealings with Savile. That inquiry is being conducted by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, and was ordered by the home secretary.

Jimmy Savile scandal: Report reveals decades of abuse

11 January 2013 Last updated at 11:35

Savile attacked hundreds of people, including children, across several decades of sexual offending. Police say re-investigation has led them to record over 200 offences. Continue Reading…

Adults and children, including a boy of eight, were abused by Jimmy Savile, a report detailing allegations over 50 yearshas revealed.

Police and the NSPCC outlined offences by the late presenter at venues including 13 hospitals and a hospice.

Some 214 crimes were recorded across 28 police force areas, including 34 of rape or penetration, the report said.  Continue Reading…


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Reuters | Posted 02.13.2013 | Media

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AP | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media

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Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 
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