Force refers itself to IPCC over handling of Savile sex abuse claims

Jimmy Savile  often holidayed in Cragg Vale

Jimmy Savile often holidayed in Cragg Vale

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North Yorkshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over its handling of child sex abuse allegations made against the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile, the force said.

The formal referral, made yesterday (Thursday), follows an internal inquiry conducted by the force.

The referral relates to how the force responded to an allegation it received more than a decade ago about Savile, who died in October 2011, and about several allegations made recently about Savile’s friend, Scarborough resident Peter Jaconelli, who died in 1999.


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