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Ex-BBC star accused of 31 rapes in UK
More than 30 allegations of rape have been made against Jimmy Savile in sex abuse inquiry.
More than 30 allegations of rape have been made against Jimmy Savile in sex abuse inquiry.
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:53PM
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The Police investigating the sex abuse scandal surrounding former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile say a total of more than 30 allegations of rape have been made against Jimmy Savile so far.


A senior police officer in charge of Savile investigation revealed that the late BBC host had been accused of 31 rapes in seven different areas across the UK, warning of more arrests to come.

Commander Peter Spindler said 450 individuals had made allegations against Savile, mostly of sexual assault.

Ten weeks since the launch of Operation Yewtree, which looks at the claims against Savile, the police said they have recorded 199 crimes in 17 areas in which he is a suspect.

"Our officers will continue to investigate allegations made against those who potentially can be brought to justice. More arrests nationally will be forthcoming," Spindler said.

Six suspects have been arrested in connection with the investigation, among them singer Gary Glitter, publicist Max Clifford, comedian Freddie Starr and DJ Dave Lee Travis.

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