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Sir Jimmy Savile 'abused' two underage Salford girls

Sir Jimmy Savile
Sir Jimmy Savile presented early Top Of The Pops episodes from Manchester

Two women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by Sir Jimmy Savile in the 1960s have contacted Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

It is alleged the late disc jockey abused two women separately in Salford in the 1960s when they were under 16.

Savile managed night clubs in Manchester in the 1950s and 60s and also presented early editions of Top of the Pops from Manchester.

GMP said the allegations have been passed on to the Metropolitan Police.

Scotland Yard has said it is pursuing 120 lines of inquiry against the late disc jockey.

Savile died in October 2011, at the age of 84.

The face of Top of the Pops in the 1960s, he hosted Jim'll Fix It on BBC One in the 1970s and 1980s and was knighted in 1990 for his charity work.

The police investigation follows claims made about the BBC broadcaster in an ITV documentary last week.

Some of the allegations refer to incidents on BBC premises.

BBC Director General George Entwistle has promised a "comprehensive examination" of the allegations concerning Savile's time at the corporation.

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