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Jimmy Savile 'not protected' from arrest, West Yorkshire Police say

A West Yorkshire Police report has found "no evidence" Jimmy Savile was protected from arrest or prosecution by his relationship with the force.

But it highlighted an "over-reliance on personal friendships" between Savile and some officers, and said "mistakes were made" in handling intelligence.

The force's assistant chief constable has admitted "we did fail victims".

Hundreds of allegations of abuse by the former BBC entertainer emerged after his death in October 2011.

Danny Savage reports.

  • 10 May 2013
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