Three doctors 'in Savile network'

Police have been passed information claiming three doctors were involved in a network of child abusers connected with Jimmy Savile

Police have been passed information claiming three doctors were involved in a network of child abusers connected with Jimmy Savile

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Claims are being investigated that three doctors were involved in a network of child abusers connected with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile.

Information has been passed to police about the trio, who worked at hospitals where Savile had links and have been accused by alleged victims in the last two weeks, according to the Guardian newspaper.

Police are examining individuals who might have had access to vulnerable children, some of whom were associated with Savile, the newspaper said.

The former DJ, who died last year aged 84, had a bedroom at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, an office and living quarters at Broadmoor and widespread access to Leeds General Infirmary.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told a Department of Health inquiry into Savile would cover "everything we need to do".

Former barrister Kate Lampard has been brought in to oversee the investigations into Savile at the three hospitals.

Police have refused to comment on reports that more than 20 allegations of abuse are being investigated at Savile's cottage in the Scottish Highlands. The Sun newspaper has published a photograph of what it said were detectives searching the property, Allt na Reigh, in Glencoe. Savile is said to have entertained a number of celebrities at the cottage.

Since the allegations about Savile emerged, children's charity the NSPCC said it had received 161 calls relating to him, which have been passed to police.

A decision not to prosecute Savile over abuse allegations in 2009 will come under the spotlight again after the Prime Minister said Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer would review legal papers from the case.

Surrey Police submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) containing references to four potential offences, including an allegation of indecent assault on a young girl at a children's home, but it was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

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