Police to review Savile evidence and operations

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Thames Valley Police will review all the information and its operations to ensure there were no conduct issues missed during the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has written to the force and several others to ask them to investigate how they operated during the late DJ’s predatory years and whether mistakes were made.

The move comes after West Yorkshire Police referred a former inspector to the commission who may have ‘acted on behalf’ of Savile when he was questioned by Surrey Police in 2009.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “We have received a letter from the IPCC requesting the force review relevant material and information in relation to Jimmy Savile, to establish whether there are any conduct matters which need to be brought to its attention.

“The force will comply fully with this request and will work closely with the IPCC to ensure any relevant materials are supplied.

“At this stage, Thames Valley Police has not made any referrals to the IPCC.”

The late DJ sexually abused hundreds of people across several decades and despite being interviewed by the Surrey force he was never charged.

It has already emerged that police forces failed to share information regarding Savile investigations when he was alive.

The entertainer frequently claimed to have friends in high places and in the police force.