Saturday 16 December 2017

British police are warned on Savile failings

Police forces across Britain have come under fire for ignoring Jimmy Savile's abuse victims as it emerged the presenter could have been stopped as early as 1964.

Policing inspectors said there was a "distinct possibility" that officers could fail to prevent another Savile-like scandal from happening again.

Just five allegations were recorded against Savile during his lifetime.

This is in stark contrast to the 450 claims made against the former 'Top Of The Pops' presenter after Operation Yewtree was launched by Metropolitan Police in October.

A damning report by Met Police and NSPCC said Savile's offending spanned from 1955 to 2009, meaning his reign of abuse could have been cut short by 45 years.

Irish Independent

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