Leeds & West Yorkshire

Jimmy Savile 'breakfast club' police officers investigated

Jimmy Savile
Image caption West Yorkshire Police said some officers were part of Savile's "Friday morning breakfast club"

Police officers who used to regularly visit Jimmy Savile's home in Leeds while on duty are being investigated.

West Yorkshire Police said some officers were part of the disgraced broadcaster's "Friday morning breakfast club", and enquiries were taking place "to establish who attended and what the nature of the relationship was".

The force said there was "no evidence of any wrongdoing" at this stage.

Allegations that Savile abused hundreds of people emerged after his death.

'Invited by Savile'

A series of inquiries are being carried out by police, the BBC, the NHS and other organisations, and more than 90 people are pursuing legal action in the wake of the allegations.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: "Local officers working in the community were invited by Savile to his home for a coffee.

"At that time the force was encouraging community officers to interact more with residents in their area.

"The officers usually visited on a Friday. It was usual for other friends of Savile to be present drinking coffee and chatting."

The force added: "If any issues come to light which warrant further scrutiny, we will investigate fully."

Savile lived in a penthouse apartment in Roundhay Park in Leeds.

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