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West Yorkshire Police Jimmy Savile dealings report to be published

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

A report by West Yorkshire Police into its relationship with Jimmy Savile is due to be published on Friday.

The findings are the culmination of a review that began in January.

Part of the report will cover regular visits by on-duty officers to Savile's penthouse apartment in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

Allegations of abuse by Savile emerged after his death. Police said the report would be passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

In a statement, the force said: "West Yorkshire Police will tomorrow publish the findings of an extensive review into the late Jimmy Savile, his crimes and the force's relationship with him.

"As well as publication of the report, a copy will be passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, whom matters were referred to some weeks ago."

'Breakfast club'

The West Yorkshire Police review comes after a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, which highlighted failings by forces across Britain.

In February, West Yorkshire Police said officers who used to regularly visit Savile's home in Leeds while on duty were being investigated.

It said some officers were part of the disgraced broadcaster's "Friday morning breakfast club" and enquiries would "establish who attended and what the nature of the relationship was".

BBC Look North crime correspondent John Cundy said: "The report will explain what suspicions officers may have had about Savile during his 40 years of serial sexual offending and why no action was ever taken against the Leeds entertainer."

Savile died in October 2011, aged 84. The Metropolitan Police launched a "formal criminal investigation" into Savile's alleged offences on 19 October 2012, called Operation Yewtree.

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