Probe widens to others at BBChttps://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/web/probe-widens-to-others-at-bbc/

Probe widens to others at BBC

The scale of the sexual abuse scandal at the British Broadcasting Corporation widened significantly on Thursday as the police reported that the number of people accusing

ALAN COWELL

The scale of the sexual abuse scandal at the British Broadcasting Corporation widened significantly on Thursday as the police reported that the number of people accusing Jimmy Savile of misconduct had risen to around 300 from 200,and said other people may have acted with him.

The police said the number of potential victims had increased as more people contacted officers with accusations of abuse. All but two of the cases involved girls,police commander Peter Spindler said. He said detectives had interviewed 130 people so far,and those conversations had produced 114 “allegations of crime.”

He also said that while most of the accusations related to Savile,some other persons may have acted either with him or separately. No arrests had been made so far,but officers were “preparing an arrest strategy,” Spindler said.

Advertising

The Guardian in its report on Thursday said the police have been given details of three doctors accused of abusing young people in hospitals associated with Savile’s charitable initiatives. Savile had links to the Broadmoor high security psychiatric hospital and other medical facilities at Stoke Mandeville and Leeds.

The Sun tabloid reported on Thursday that two more BBC employees are suspected of sexual abuse “on the same scale” as Savile.