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Director of Public Prosecutions confirms urgent investigation into failure to prosecute Jimmy Savile over child abuse allegations

The Independent, 25 October 2012
Publié le : 25 octobre 2012
 Adam Serwin 
The Director of Public Prosecutions has launched an urgent investigation into the Crown Prosecution Service’s failure to prosecute Jimmy Savile after a number of women had come forward with allegations that they had been sexually assaulted by the star.

Keir Starmer will examine why the CPS failed to act on evidence about Savile’s activities, passed to it in 2009 by Surrey Police.

The CPS investigated allegations that Savile assaulted girls at the Duncroft children’s home and Stoke Mandeville hospital but concluded at the time that there was not enough evidence to prosecute the television personality, who died two years later.

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