New advice for Savile abuse reports

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Files containing guidance on how to deal with local allegations of abuse against the late Jimmy Savile have been given to North Yorkshire Police.

The authority, along with others across the country, has been handed detailed advice on how to handle claims of sexual abuse made in the county against the former radio and television presenter.

Commander Peter Spindler, the Metropolitan Police's discipline chief who insisted he was not letting corrupt officers off the hook. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 2, 2012. Hundreds of police officers facing misconduct allegations are being allowed to escape punishment by quitting their forces. Chiefs let more than 130 employees walk out at Scotland Yard over the past year instead of facing a misconduct panel. The force sacked 43 officers over that same period, figures obtained by the Press Association show. See PA story POLICE Complaints. Photo credit should read: Tom Morgan/PA Wire

Commander Peter Spindler, the Metropolitan Police's discipline chief who insisted he was not letting corrupt officers off the hook. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 2, 2012. Hundreds of police officers facing misconduct allegations are being allowed to escape punishment by quitting their forces. Chiefs let more than 130 employees walk out at Scotland Yard over the past year instead of facing a misconduct panel. The force sacked 43 officers over that same period, figures obtained by the Press Association show. See PA story POLICE Complaints. Photo credit should read: Tom Morgan/PA Wire

The advice has been handed down by the Metropolitan Police, which is leading the national invesitgation into more than 400 lines of inquiry linked to the alleged victims.

To date North Yorkshire Police have received two reports of sexual abuse against Savile.

The claims, along with hundreds nationwide, came to light following an documentary about the late star, aired on ITV, detailing alleged child sex abuse.

View the video to see Scotland Yard Commander Peter Spindler talk about the latest developments in the Savile investigation.