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Savile: 'Reports reveal a terrible picture' - Jeremy Hunt

26 June 2014 Last updated at 12:22 BST

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt apologises to the victims of Jimmy Savile on behalf of the government and the NHS.

Ex-BBC DJ Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted victims aged five to 75 in NHS hospitals over decades of unrestricted access, according to reports investigating the alleged abuses in 28 hospitals.

"If we cannot undo the past, I hope that honesty and transparency about what happened can at least alleviate some of the suffering," Mr Hunt said in the House of Commons on Thursday. "It's the least we owe them."