Schools And Children's Homes Face Investigation Over Jimmy Savile Abuse Claims

Twenty one children's homes and schools in England are to be investigated by local authorities in connection with Jimmy Savile abuse claims, the government has said.

The Department for Education said that the allegations concern institutions in Yorkshire, London, Manchester, Kent, Surrey or Devon relating to the 1960s, 70s and 80s where Savile may have abused more than 200 people over six decades, according to police.

The Education Secretary Michael Gove said: "This information was uncovered as part of the document review process undertaken by the Metropolitan Police Service on behalf of the Department of Health."

The former BBC DJ and presenter died in October 2011, aged 84, before the sex abuse scandal came to light.


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