BREAKING NEWS: Savile report released

Sir Jimmy Savile who is celebrating is 84th birthday on Halloween   fri 29th octr 2010
Sir Jimmy Savile who is celebrating is 84th birthday on Halloween fri 29th octr 2010
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Jimmy Savile has been labelled “a predatory sex offender” in a report which details 50 years of allegations of sex abuse against children as young as eight.

The disgraced star, who is buried in Scarborough’s Woodlands Cemetery, is said to have carried out 34 acts of rape, with a total of 214 crimes carried out across 28 police force areas.

Commander Peter Spindler, head of the MPS Specialist Crime Investigations, said that Savile had “groomed the nation”.

The report also states that here is “no clear evidence” he operated in paedophile ring, although “whether he was part of an informal network” is still being investigated.

Speaking to The Scarborough News, funeral director Robert Morphet, who oversaw Savile’s burial in Scarborough and the removal of his headstone, said he was currently going through the report himself in detail.

He said: “I spoke to the family last night and they were waiting for the report to come out.

“They said they would see what the report contained and consider their response.”

Mr Morphet added: “It will be a tough day today.”

For more information about the report - including local reaction - see Thursday’s Scarborough News.