Five sexual abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile reported to Devon and Cornwall Police
Five allegations of sexual abuse by TV presenter Jimmy Savile have been reported to Devon and Cornwall Police, including one at a hospital in Exeter.
A report released today by Metropolitan Police and NSPCC reveals the extent of allegations made against Savile over a 50 year period.
It confirms five incidents of sexual abuse were reported to Devon and Cornwall Police. One of the allegations includes an offence at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in the 1970s.
Devon and Cornwall Police today confirmed three of the reported incidents relate to the Exeter area, one relates to West Cornwall and another outside the force's area.
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A spokesman said: "There have been five incidents regarding historic sexual abuse made against Jimmy Saville reported in the Devon & Cornwall force area.
"The investigation is being co-ordinated by the force’s Child Exploitation Unit.
"Three of the reported incidents relate to the Exeter area. One of these involves an allegation involving a victim who was using the services of an NHS organisation that no longer exists.
"One allegation relates to an incident in West Cornwall.
"The remaining reported incident relates to a victim who resides in Devon but the incident occurred in another force area.
"The victim’s are receiving on-going support.
"Investigating officers are in regular contact with officers from Operation Yewtree."
The 30-page report released today expands on allegations the Jim’ll Fix It presenter was a prolific sex offender whose abuse took place at a number of institutions identified by victims.
In the wake of the report, the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust 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.”
Savile died in 2011, aged 84.