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  • 76 politicians caught up in UK child abuse probe
    76 politicians caught up in UK child abuse probe Wed, May 20, 2015

    British police said Wednesday they have received historical child sex abuse claims against 261 public figures, including 76 politicians, as they respond to a surge in complaints sparked by the Jimmy Savile scandal. More »

  • 261 public figures in 'abuse' probe
    261 public figures in 'abuse' probe Wed, May 20, 2015

    Police are investigating more than 1,400 prominent men, including politicians, celebrities and those linked to institutions, for historic child sex abuse. More »

  • Duke's ex-aide 'abused young girl'
    Duke's ex-aide 'abused young girl' Mon, May 18, 2015

    A woman has told a court that when she was a young girl she was sexually abused by a former personal assistant to the Duke of Edinburgh. More »

  • Savile probe opportunity 'missed'
    Savile probe opportunity 'missed' Tue, May 12, 2015

    Jimmy Savile could have been investigated while he was still alive - but police mishandled a complaint of sex abuse against him, a report has found. More »

  • Police Missed Chance To Catch Savile In 2008
    Police Missed Chance To Catch Savile In 2008 Tue, May 12, 2015

    Police missed an opportunity to investigate paedophile DJ Jimmy Savile in 2008 after mishandling a woman's sex assault complaint. The findings follow an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into how Sussex Police dealt with a report against the disgraced star. The inquiry examined the force's response to an allegation made by a woman on 3 March, 2008, that Savile had sexually assaulted her in a caravan in Worthing in 1970. The IPCC report found not all lines of enquiry were properly followed by detectives. More »

  • Gambaccini book covers year on bail
    Gambaccini book covers year on bail Tue, May 5, 2015

    Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini is putting pen to paper in a memoir about the 12 months he spent on bail before he was told he would not be charged over allegations of historic sex abuse. More »

  • UK prosecutors mull new file on shamed star Harris
    UK prosecutors mull new file on shamed star Harris Fri, May 1, 2015

    England's state prosecutors are examining a file of further allegations against disgraced veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, sources said Friday. More »

  • Police delay Savile and Hall report
    Police delay Savile and Hall report Fri, May 1, 2015

    Publication of Dame Janet Smith's report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out campaigns of abuse over decades at the BBC has been postponed at the request of the Metropolitan Police. More »

  • Lord Bramall in child abuse quiz
    Lord Bramall in child abuse quiz Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Lord Bramall, the UK's former highest-ranking soldier, has been interviewed under caution by police officers investigating claims of historic child abuse. More »

  • Savile Abused 22 Children At One School
    Savile Abused 22 Children At One School Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    At least 22 pupils at a school for emotionally disturbed girls were abused by Jimmy Savile in the 1970s, a police report has said. The paedophile DJ abused the children, and also one visitor, at Duncroft Approved School in Staines, Surrey. He committed 46 offences, including rape and sexual assault, and had "unrestricted and largely unsupervised" access, said Surrey Police. Surrey Police and prosecutors had the chance to bring Savile to justice in 2007 when they received four allegations about historical sexual offences, two of them at Duncroft in the 1970s. More »

  • Savile abused girl pupils - police
    Savile abused girl pupils - police Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Paedophile TV presenter Jimmy Savile abused at least 22 pupils and one visitor at a school for emotionally disturbed teenage girls where he was allowed to stay overnight and even molested his victims in the principal's office , according to a police report. More »

  • Recorded rape numbers hit new high
    Recorded rape numbers hit new high Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The number of rapes recorded by police has soared to its highest ever level, as overall crime rose for the first time in more than a decade, official figures have revealed. More »

  • Ageing peer too ill to face sex abuse trial, prosecutors say Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British prosecutors said on Thursday an ageing member of the House of Lords would not face charges over serious allegations of historical child sex crimes because he was too ill, leading to criticism by police and accusations of an establishment cover-up from campaigners. "What will be perceived ... is that it's once again the establishment closing ranks," said Pete Saunders from the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. "This is a very grim day for child protection as far as I'm concerned." Lord Greville Janner, 86, a former Labour member of parliament and ex-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, had been investigated by police over allegations made by more than a dozen former residents of children's homes in the 1970s and 1980s. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that although there was enough evidence to charge Janner, who has always denied any wrongdoing, he would not be fit to plead or give evidence because he was suffering from severe dementia. More »

  • DJ Neil Fox Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Offences
    DJ Neil Fox Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Offences Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DJ Neil Fox has pleaded not guilty to nine sex offences against six alleged victims, including three who were under 16 at the time. The 53-year-old, from Fulham in west London, was in Westminster Magistrates' Court to face seven counts of indecent assault, and two sexual assault charges. After the charges were announced on 23 March, Mr Fox's lawyer said he "categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him". The other three complainants were allegedly attacked by Mr Fox between 2003 and 2014, and one woman claims she was repeatedly assaulted at Capital Radio's Leicester Square studios. More »

  • Sue Perkins favourite for Top Gear
    Sue Perkins favourite for Top Gear Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    A flurry of bets has seen Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins installed as favourite to replace the ousted Jeremy Clarkson in hit motoring show Top Gear. More »

  • Sue Perkins favourite to host Top Gear
    Sue Perkins favourite to host Top Gear Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Could Sue Perkins be set to replace Jeremy Clarkson as the host of Top Gear? More »

  • Jeremy Clarkson given go-ahead for Have I Got News For You hosting duties
    Jeremy Clarkson given go-ahead for Have I Got News For You hosting duties Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    The former Top Gear presenter will still appear on the BBC’s topical panel show. More »

  • Clarkson go-ahead for BBC quiz show
    Clarkson go-ahead for BBC quiz show Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    BBC bosses have given Jeremy Clarkson permission to present satirical quiz show Have I Got News For You despite not renewing his Top Gear contract. More »

  • Top Gear producer denies he is quitting after Clarkson exit
    Top Gear producer denies he is quitting after Clarkson exit Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Andy Wilman says he is not leaving the BBC motoring show. More »

  • Producer denies leaving Top Gear
    Producer denies leaving Top Gear Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Top Gear producer Andy Wilman has denied reports that he has quit the hit show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's sacking. More »

  • The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline saf …
    The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline saf … Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight. More »

  • Madame Tussauds has melted down Jimmy Savile’s ‘evil’ waxwork
    Madame Tussauds has melted down Jimmy Savile’s ‘evil’ waxwork Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    There were calls for it to be moved to the Chamber of Horrors but a victim said it was probably too evil for that. More »

  • Clarkson Row: BBC Boss 'Sent Death Threats'
    Clarkson Row: BBC Boss 'Sent Death Threats' Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Police are investigating allegations of threats to kill BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly linked to his decision to drop presenter Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear. Lord Hall, 64, and his wife Cynthia have been under 24-hour guard at their Oxfordshire home since the threats were made on Wednesday, according to reports. Lord Hall, former chief executive of the Royal Opera House, took over the £450,000 BBC post in April 2013, replacing George Entwistle, who left the corporation in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. He was also shouted at by the former Top Gear presenter in a torrent of verbal abuse over food at a hotel in North Yorkshire. More »

  • 'Threats' to BBC chief probed
    'Threats' to BBC chief probed Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Police are investigating threats to kill BBC director-general Tony Hall, reportedly linked to his decision to axe Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. More »

  • 'No cover up' of historic abuse
    'No cover up' of historic abuse Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Nick Clegg has dismissed the possibility that decades of child abuse could have been deliberately covered up by successive governments. More »

  • Ex ‘Pop Idol’ judge Neil Fox charged with sex offences against children
    Ex ‘Pop Idol’ judge Neil Fox charged with sex offences against children Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The presenter “categorically” denies all the charges against him. More »

  • DJ Neil Fox Charged With Child Sex Offences
    DJ Neil Fox Charged With Child Sex Offences Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DJ Neil Fox has been charged with nine sex offences involving six victims - three of whom were allegedly juveniles at the time. The 53-year-old's lawyer, Anthony Burton, said his client "categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him". Mr Fox will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 16 April facing seven indecent assault and two sexual assault charges. The other three complainants were allegedly attacked by Mr Fox between 2003 and 2014. More »

  • DJ Neil Fox denies sex offence allegations after being charged
    DJ Neil Fox denies sex offence allegations after being charged Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    He will appear on bail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 16. More »

  • DJ Fox charged with sex offences
    DJ Fox charged with sex offences Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DJ Neil Fox has "categorically" denied he is guilty of nine sex offences against six female complainants - including three who were allegedly juveniles at the time. More »

  • IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before …
    IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before … Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety. More »

  • MPs in sex arrest anonymity call
    MPs in sex arrest anonymity call Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    People arrested for sex offences should have the right to remain anonymous until they are charged, MPs have said - despite concerns from campaign groups it will discourage victims from coming forward. More »

  • BBC to make film about child sex abuse survivors following Savile revelatio …
    BBC to make film about child sex abuse survivors following Savile revelatio … Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The documentary will give a voice to those affected by child sexual abuse over the last 50 years. More »

  • Savile Scandal: Abuse Report Published In May
    Savile Scandal: Abuse Report Published In May Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    A report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out decades of abuse while at the BBC is to be published in May. Dame Janet Smith said her review had contacted 775 people and had now finished taking evidence. It interviewed 375 witnesses as part of the Savile inquiry, and more than 100 in the Hall investigation. Dame Janet said she is "discussing a timeline for delivery and arrangements for publication of the report with the BBC," but expects it to be released "in the second half of May". More »

  • Investigation Into Clarkson 'Fracas' Under Way
    Investigation Into Clarkson 'Fracas' Under Way Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The man tasked with investigating Jeremy Clarkson's "fracas" has reportedly begun his inquiry but the BBC is remaining silent over how long it will take. Ken MacQuarrie, who is director of BBC Scotland, is in London to begin sorting out what is becoming an increasing embarrassment for the corporation. Sources close to the investigation say it is impossible to put a deadline on its work until it hears from the two men central to the inquiry - Clarkson and producer Oisin Tymon. The Top Gear host was suspended on Tuesday for allegedly punching Mr Tymon after filming for the show during a row over a hot meal at a hotel. More »

  • BBC launches inquiry into Clarkson 'fracas'
    BBC launches inquiry into Clarkson 'fracas' Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    An investigation will hear from the Top Gear presenter and producer at the centre of the much-publicised row. More »