Police investigate claims of abuse by Savile 'and others'

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The number of possible sexual abuse victims of Jimmy Savile has risen to 300, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

It is thought the TV presenter and DJ, who died last year aged 84, may have abused scores of young girls and some boys over a 40-year period.

Met Police Commander Peter Spindler said a "staggering number" of people had come forward with allegations of abuse by Savile.

He said police were also investigating others involved in abuse.

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