10 May 2013 Last updated at 08:18
Jimmy Savile 'not protected' from arrest, West Yorkshire Police say
"Jimmy Savile West Yorkshire Police said there was "no evidence" Savile was protected by the force
A West Yorkshire Police report has found "no evidence" Jimmy Savile was protected from arrest or prosecution by his relationship with the force.
But the review found there was an "over-reliance on personal friendships" between Savile and some officers. [ ... and this was rare, how? Ask Mark]
Hundreds of allegations of abuse by the former BBC entertainer emerged after his death in October 2011.
The police said the report would be passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The West Yorkshire Police review, named Operation Newgreen, comes after a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) highlighted failings by forces across Britain."
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Now, when it suits him, Mark does not trust the police ...
10 May 2013 Last updated at 11:06
Reaction to West Yorkshire Police report on Savile
"Police say Savile 'not protected'
The report into West Yorkshire Police's relationship with Jimmy Savile has shown how he "ran rings around" officers who were taken in by his fame, leading figures have said.
The force said it was currently dealing with 76 crimes, involving 68 victims, committed in the West Yorkshire area, but the report claims none of these were reported to the force before his death.
Criminologist Mark Williams Thomas told the BBC he believed the report was "very very poor", describing it as "probably one of the worst reports I've seen"."
Step away from from the hole and put down the spade, Mark.
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