Police investigate whether Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted Gwent woman

Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

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POLICE are investigating whether Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted a Gwent woman, it emerged today.

Gwent Police say they received an allegation on October 6 which they have now passed on to the Metropolitan Police, which is co-ordinating the investigation into Savile's alleged sex attacks on a number of girls.

The woman, who lives in Gwent, told police she was sexually assaulted by the TV presenter and DJ in the 1970s when she was 16. She had been living outside the force area at the time of the incident.

"All the relevant information has been passed to the Met," a Gwent Police spokesman said.

Scotland Yard now has 340 lines of inquiry involving 40 potential victims.

Savile, who died last year aged 84, presented Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It in the 1970s and 1980s. The BBC, his employer, has also launched two inquiries.

There are reports today that Savile may have abused as many as 60 people with allegations dating back to 1959.

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6:20pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Dai Rear says...

And then....they're going to dig him up so's he can stand trial? What is the point of this nonsense? Are there no live crims left for PC Noddy and Sergeant Bigears to pursue?
And then....they're going to dig him up so's he can stand trial? What is the point of this nonsense? Are there no live crims left for PC Noddy and Sergeant Bigears to pursue? Dai Rear
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6:29pm Sun 14 Oct 12

On the inside says...

I cannot see the point of wasting hundreds of thousands of pounds (and it will be) of my money on investigating his crimes. What are they going to do, dig him up and put him on trial.

If money is to be spent then invest it in support services and refuges for the victims of all forms of abuse.

This is more evidence that children are very rarely assulted by someone they cannot name.

Never mind exaggerated perceptions of stranger danger or the need for a Sarah's law, the real protections come from proper police checks and fully funded social services. Both of which the government refers to as 'red tape'.
I cannot see the point of wasting hundreds of thousands of pounds (and it will be) of my money on investigating his crimes. What are they going to do, dig him up and put him on trial. If money is to be spent then invest it in support services and refuges for the victims of all forms of abuse. This is more evidence that children are very rarely assulted by someone they cannot name. Never mind exaggerated perceptions of stranger danger or the need for a Sarah's law, the real protections come from proper police checks and fully funded social services. Both of which the government refers to as 'red tape'. On the inside
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7:25pm Sun 14 Oct 12

cwmbran man says...

Always came across as a complete oddball and these allegations are no surprise, the likes Esther Rantzen should hang their heads in shame, they knew.
Always came across as a complete oddball and these allegations are no surprise, the likes Esther Rantzen should hang their heads in shame, they knew. cwmbran man
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7:40pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ann.frm says...

This is so sick . punish the ones that condoned it , make it worth our tax payers money at least !!!
This is so sick . punish the ones that condoned it , make it worth our tax payers money at least !!! ann.frm
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7:59pm Sun 14 Oct 12

PontyPeter says...

The people who should be pursued are those who turned a blind eye to all his (alleged) abuse.
The people who should be pursued are those who turned a blind eye to all his (alleged) abuse. PontyPeter
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8:42pm Sun 14 Oct 12

ann.frm says...

To late to punish him ... He got off lightly !
To late to punish him ... He got off lightly ! ann.frm
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10:12pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Dai the Milk says...

What about vicarious liability?.......his employers knew.
What about vicarious liability?.......his employers knew. Dai the Milk
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7:52am Mon 15 Oct 12

Dai Rear says...

Dai the Milk wrote:
What about vicarious liability?.......his employers knew.
But didn't authorize it. If you're nicking at Tesco and security chuck you over and break your back, you'll not win against Tesco, only the Security man. "Condoning" isn't a crime in these circumstances. It's an ugly phenomenon, waiting till someone dies and then having a crack at them (and I've no more idea than anyone else whether he did the deeds or how many "victims" are members of the "me too" hysteria brigade) I know that Maggie will be convicted of legalising slavery and eating babies by the stalinists when she dies but the Nasty Brigade will have many other targets and it could be any of us. I would hate to see post-mortem vilification hit, e.g. Nelson Mandela, who is a Good Bloke, in my books.
[quote][p][bold]Dai the Milk[/bold] wrote: What about vicarious liability?.......his employers knew.[/p][/quote]But didn't authorize it. If you're nicking at Tesco and security chuck you over and break your back, you'll not win against Tesco, only the Security man. "Condoning" isn't a crime in these circumstances. It's an ugly phenomenon, waiting till someone dies and then having a crack at them (and I've no more idea than anyone else whether he did the deeds or how many "victims" are members of the "me too" hysteria brigade) I know that Maggie will be convicted of legalising slavery and eating babies by the stalinists when she dies but the Nasty Brigade will have many other targets and it could be any of us. I would hate to see post-mortem vilification hit, e.g. Nelson Mandela, who is a Good Bloke, in my books. Dai Rear
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11:44am Mon 15 Oct 12

cwmbran man says...

Not hearing much off that bird who was claiming Jimmy Saviles my dad now are we.
Not hearing much off that bird who was claiming Jimmy Saviles my dad now are we. cwmbran man
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12:38pm Mon 15 Oct 12

monkeyboy44 says...

what makes me cringe is the nurse that came forward after seeing him (Allegedly) abuse a disabled girl in a wheelchair... in my eyes the nurse is as bad a JS if this turns out to be true!
what makes me cringe is the nurse that came forward after seeing him (Allegedly) abuse a disabled girl in a wheelchair... in my eyes the nurse is as bad a JS if this turns out to be true! monkeyboy44
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6:34pm Mon 15 Oct 12

Dai Rear says...

monkeyboy44 wrote:
what makes me cringe is the nurse that came forward after seeing him (Allegedly) abuse a disabled girl in a wheelchair... in my eyes the nurse is as bad a JS if this turns out to be true!
Well we'll never know will we, cos he's dead. 0.05% of the population, that's 300,000 people, are completely barking mad and in 3 weeks time we'll have heard from all of them about what they saw him do, or had done to them. It's great psychotherapy for the barkers but a bl**dy long yawn for the rest of us.
[quote][p][bold]monkeyboy44[/bold] wrote: what makes me cringe is the nurse that came forward after seeing him (Allegedly) abuse a disabled girl in a wheelchair... in my eyes the nurse is as bad a JS if this turns out to be true![/p][/quote]Well we'll never know will we, cos he's dead. 0.05% of the population, that's 300,000 people, are completely barking mad and in 3 weeks time we'll have heard from all of them about what they saw him do, or had done to them. It's great psychotherapy for the barkers but a bl**dy long yawn for the rest of us. Dai Rear
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9:22am Tue 16 Oct 12

corpamassive says...

apparantley Morph was also involved,
people are saying he was a playdoughfile.
apparantley Morph was also involved, people are saying he was a playdoughfile. corpamassive
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