Jimmy Savile - Sir Jimmy Savile, DJ, Charity Worker and ‘Predatory Sex Offender’

In its first official statement on the Jimmy Savile sex scandal, Scotland Yard has dubbed the late BBC presenter a "predatory sex offender" suspected of abusing 25 young girls in allegations dating back to 1959. Police are actually pursuing 120 separate lines of inquiry against Sir Jimmy, reports The Telegraph.

So far, eight criminal allegations have been formally recorded against Savile, two of rape and six of indecent assault involving girls as young as 13. Scotland Yard say the presenter had a "predilection" for young girls and that his offending was on a "national scale" spanning four decades. Perhaps most shockingly, police are now in contact with Leeds General Infirmary about the possibility that Savile abused patients there. Commander Peter Spindler, the Met's head of specialist crime investigations, told the BBC, "At this stage it is quite clear from what women are telling us that Savile was a predatory sex offender." Veteran comedian Freddie Starr has also been accused of groping a girl in Savile's dressing room in 1974, though appeared on television this week to deny the claims, telling ITV News, "To be accused like this is devastating. I've got to fight back.I will take this evidence down to the police station and show them. I want a police investigation. I want them to interview me."

This week, Prime Minister David Cameron hinted on the Daybreak breakfast programme that Savile's knighthood may well be revoked.


Contactmusic

Tags: Jimmy Savile - Freddie Starr

Advertisement

More Jimmy Savile

English Primary School Cancels Play After Realising Character Is Based on Jimmy Savile

Parents of children at Scargill Junior School in Rainham, Essex have expressed their dismay following the cancellation of 'Lights Camera Action!', a school play...

Jim Davidson "Delighted" After Sex Offences Allegations Are Dropped

Jim Davidson says he is "delighted" after the attorney general of the Falkland Islands confirmed that the comedian will not be prosecuted for an alleged...

The Jimmy Savile Child Abuse Enquiry: £5 Million Well Spent By The BBC?

When the news of former television presenter Jimmy Savile's sordid past was brought to light last year the world shrieked in horror at the appalling...

Stuart Hall Sent To Prison For 15 Months: Is It Long Enough?

Stuart Hall's prison sentence was passed down at Preston Crown Court on Monday (June 17, 2013), with the veteran BBC broadcaster told he will serve...

Advertisement

Jimmy Tarbuck The Latest Celebrity To Be Arrested For Claims Of Child Sex Abuse

Jimmy Tarbuck is the latest celebrity to be tarnished by claims that he sexually assaulted children throughout his decade-spanning career on television. The allegations,...

Rolf Harris Arrested On Suspicion of Sex Offences After Long Investigation

Rolf Harris has been arrested by police officers working on Operation Yewtree on suspicion of sex offences. The much-loved 83-year-old TV star and singer was...

Jeremy Paxman: BBC’s Peter Rippon Was "the fall guy"

Pollard report into the BBC's Savile inquiry show Jeremy Paxman to be hugely critical of the way The BBC treated its then Newsnight editor Peter...

Jimmy Savile Sex Scandal Documentary Wins Two Journalism Awards

The ITV documentary that sparked the Jimmy Savile sex scandal has won two prizes at the Royal Television Society TV journalism awards. The Guardian reports...

Advertisement

Comments

Jimmy Savile Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jimmy Savile

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All