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Jimmy Savile: Ex-Policeman 'Acted For Star'
A former police inspector has been accused of acting on behalf of Jimmy Savile by contacting officers before an interview.
The officer was from the West Yorkshire force, which has referred him to the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
He is accused of contacting Surrey Police before they questioned Savile over alleged sexual offences in 2009.
The IPCC said: "The referral follows a direction from the IPCC to record and refer the conduct of the former inspector, identified in a Surrey Police report as 'Inspector 5'.
The watchdog also said it has asked seven forces including West Yorkshire to review whether there are more conduct issues that should be referred to the watchdog over the Savile investigation.
The other six forces are Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and the Metropolitan police.
The IPCC said: "They have been asked to re-look at all information relating to the late Jimmy Savile. The IPCC has asked that each force provides the relevant documents and, if they decide not to record or refer any matters, the rationale for not doing so."
This follows a review by the IPCC of reports by Scotland Yard and the NSPCC, the Crown Prosecution Service and Surrey Police as well as information given by forces in West Yorkshire and Sussex.
The watchdog also looked at details given by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, which is preparing a report for the Home Secretary on what the police knew about Savile.
Prosecutors and police have already been criticised for missing the chance to bring the disgraced entertainer to court over the allegations before he died in 2011.
Last month, police revealed the "vast" extent of alleged sexual abuse by Savile - saying his crimes spanning more than 50 years were probably unprecedented in the UK.
The late TV presenter's suspected victims included 28 children aged under 10, including 10 boys aged as young as eight.
A further 63 were girls aged between 13 and 16 and nearly three-quarters of his victims were under 18.
Some 214 criminal offences have been recorded across 28 police forces and 34 rapes have been reported.
what do you think?
now then nowthen lets get the full picture of all police in this country
freemasons society of people who got away with murder every country has them long live the internet, accountability being one of its plus points, no one can hide anymore thats why governments are after assange so badly
Sorry ali but absolute rubbish been waiting for someone to come up with this one - ever thought they may all have been in the Boy Scouts together or supported Manchester United etc. etc. such suggestions are equally ill founded. If you would care to check they have not got away with murder one was hung by direction of a judge who himself was a Freemason
Blue side if you don't believe in elitism, then fair enough.
ali it is not as you suggest I ain't saying Freemasonry has not got its faults but amongst its members it has all walks of society, all religions and colours and all join in together so elitism does not come in to it. Whenever anything like this comes up then someone jumps on the bandwagon out of ignorance but if you look closer you can find an intrenched Police culture as well.
It would be nice if those giving thumbs down had the courage to identify themselves and state their reasons but then obviously that would stretch their intellectual capacity
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oh how i love the headlines Ex-Policeman 'Acted For Star'. later on it says he has been accused of acting for star. a clear case of trial by media AGAIN.
I don't suppose Jimmy Saville cares about any of this! He can never be punished for any of these crimes. So the past can't be changed, but it can serve to teach lessons for the future. However, we live in a society obsessed with celebrity and with scant regard for personal responsibility.