Jimmy Savile abuse allegations at Exeter Hospital
Jimmy Savile committed one offence at an Exeter Hopsital, a report released today has revealed.
The joint Metropolitan Police and NSPCC report dealing with over 50 years of allegations states that one offence has reported to have taken place in the Exeter Hospital (part of Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) in 1970.
The report also shows that five offences took place in the Devon and Cornwall area, it states:
‘Savile’s role as a fundraiser and volunteer gave him a high level of access at Leeds General Infirmary, Stoke Mandeville and Broadmoor hospitals. No information has been received that suggests he had similar access at the other premises listed.’
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View the full report here.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “There are five incidents regarding historic sexual abuse allegations made against Jimmy Savile reported in the Devon and Cornwall Police force area.
“We are investigating the offences and are in regular contact with officers from Operation Yewtree. In Devon & Cornwall, investigations are being led by our child exploitation team.
“The victims are receiving ongoing support.”
The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have released the following statement:
'NHS organisations in Devon have recently been made aware of this allegation dating back to 1970 and will continue to liaise with the Metropolitan Police in the event that any new evidence emerges.'
Angela Pedder, Chief Executive of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, will be leading an investigation on behalf of the NHS in Devon. Read more here.
The 30-page document expanded on allegations that Savile was a prolific sex offender whose abuse took place at a number of institutions identified by victims.
In December Devon and Cornwall police confirmed six cases of alleged abuse in relation to Operation Yewtree being led by Metropolitan Police officers.
Five incidents are said to have taken place in the force area – four in Devon and one in Cornwall. Officers were also asked to visit a further alleged victim on behalf of another police force.