Hospitals Add To List Of Allegations Against Savile

As the number of allegations against Jimmy Savile continue to grow Stoke Mandeville hospital and Leeds General Infirmary have reported the former TV star molested patients at both hospitals.

Leeds General Infirmary said it had received two complaints after allegations that Savile sexually assaulted teenage girls became public 10 days ago.

A former nurse at the Leeds hospital where Savile worked as a porter, said he molested a brain-damaged hospital patient. June Thornton was recovering from an operation at Leeds General Infirmary when she says she saw Savile abuse the young girl.

Speaking to Sky News she said: "He started kissing her neck, running his hands up and down her arms, and then started to molest her. Because I was laid flat on my back, there was nothing I could do."

Former patients at Stoke Mndeville have made similar allegations in the nine days ITV broadcast its investigation into Savile.

Speaking to BBC News, a former patient Rebecca Owen recalled: "It was an air of resignation that you had to put up with. There was some sort of ironic chatter between the nurses about who would be the lucky one to go off to his room.”

Adding "And then, as one of the nurses was leaving or passing by my bed, she leant over and said, 'the best you can do is stay in bed until he's gone and pretend to be asleep.'"

And an ex-patient at a third hospital, Broadmoor, claimed Savile groped her while she watched TV.

The police investigation into the allegations being made against Savile now includes nine police forces. They join Operation Yewtree, being headed by the Met in London and the NSPCC.


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