Jimmy Savile - Why On Earth Did Jimmy Savile Have The Keys To Broadmoor?12 October 2012
Why On Earth Did Jimmy Savile Have The Keys To Broadmoor?
The allegations against Sir Jimmy Savile continue to pile up by the day, with new claims suggesting the late BBC star had a set of keys to the high-security hospital Broadmoor, giving him access to patients' rooms.
One woman told The Sun that Savile assaulted her at the age of 13 while she and other girls watched television at the Berkshire hospital. "I felt absolutely disgusting afterwards - like I had been used as a piece of meat for his sexual gratification," said victim Alison Pink, who has since undergone a sex change. Broadmoor is now in the hands of the West London Mental Health NHS Trust, who say the allegations relate to a time when the institution was run as a separate organisation and that security arrangements have changed significantly since. Worryingly, allegations against Savile - who died last year - are cropping up across the country with North Yorkshire Police having forwarded a claim of abuse, Lancashire Police receiving two allegations, Tayside Police reporting one and West Yorkshire Police looking into several cases.
Scotland Yard, who called Savile a "predatory sex offender" this week, are investigating allegations of both rape and indecent assault.