Thursday 19 April 2018

Two-year police probe found four allegations against DJ

The alleged victim and other former pupils were contacted and uncovered evidence of further offences at Duncroft and at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
The alleged victim and other former pupils were contacted and uncovered evidence of further offences at Duncroft and at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Prosecutors were handed files on four separate allegations against Jimmy Savile following a two-year police probe, but decided not to press charges.

Surrey Police began an inquiry into Savile's behaviour in May 2007 after a woman contacted them claiming to have seen Savile indecently assaulting a pupil at the Duncroft approved school in Staines in the 1970s.

The alleged victim and other former pupils were contacted and uncovered evidence of further offences at Duncroft and at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. A fourth alleged victim was spoken to by Sussex Police.

As a result, Savile was interviewed under caution in October 2009, when he denied the offences.

A file on the cases was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service in Oct 2009 but the CPS decided Savile could not be charged because none of the alleged victims were prepared to give evidence in court.

Surrey Police made clear last night that it had doggedly pursued historic allegations of child abuse dating back to the 1970s.

Irish Independent

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