Thursday 22 March 2018

Jimmy Savile interviewed under caution over indecent assault allegation in 1970s

TV presenter Jimmy Savile was interviewed under caution by police investigating an allegation of indecent assault at a children’s home in the 1970s.

The late TV presenter was questioned in 2007 about the alleged abuse at the now-closed Duncroft Approved School for Girls near Staines, Surrey, where he was a regular visitor.

However, the Crown Prosecution Service advised that there was insufficient evidence to take any further action, and no charges were ever brought.

New details about the police investigation came to light ahead of the broadcast of an ITV documentary which accuses Sir Jimmy, the star of Jim'll Fix It, of molesting young girls and raping a teenager at the height of his fame.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: “In 2007 Surrey Police received an historic allegation of indecent assault which is alleged to have occurred at a children’s home in Staines during the 1970s.

The allegation was investigated and an individual was interviewed under caution.

“The matter was referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision, who advised there was insufficient evidence to take any further action.”

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