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Helpline calls increase in wake of Savile allegations

The number of sexual abuse victims calling charity helplines has increased in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, the charities say.

Coverage of Savile's campaign of abuse has prompted people to report other abuse going back many years, they say.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (Napac) says it has had 2,500 calls in three weeks. It usually receives 200 to 300 a week.

Meanwhile, the NSPCC said it had received more than 150 calls relating to allegations against Jimmy Savile alone.

Michael Buchanan reports.

  • 24 Oct 2012
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