BBC’s ex-host abused dying patients

A report by London’s Metropolitan police is expected to reveal that Jimmy Savile, the former TV presenter for the state-run British Broadcasting Corporations (BBC), had abused dying patients in hospices.

Scotland Yard’s official report into the Savile scandal is expected to disclose the shocking evidence that the former BBC presenter, who died in October 2011, abused patients at hospices he visited under the pretext of carrying out charity work.

According to reports in The Sun and The Daily Telegraph, the Metropolitan (Met) police statement is likely to name 13 hospitals, including at least one hospice, where Savile allegedly attacked defenseless patients.

Three of the already known hospitals include, Stoke Mandeville, Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital, according to the report.

The Met police investigation into the Savile scandal emerged, following a TV documentary on Britain’s Independent Television (ITV) channel in October 2012, which disclosed Savile’s three decade-long sex abuse crimes.

Up until now, 589 people have come forward to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and officers working on the investigation with 450 complaints about Savile, 31 of them rape allegations.

The Savile allegations have embarrassed the BBC, which has been accused of failing to report on investigations into Savile’s alleged crimes.

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