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UK police say 300 possible victims in Savile abuse scandal

Published on Oct 25, 2012 10:56 PM

LONDON (AFP) - British police investigating alleged child sex abuse by late BBC television star Jimmy Savile have uncovered around 300 possible victims, a senior officer said on Thursday.

Some of the allegations involve other abusers who may have acted with the entertainer, who died last year aged 84, Commander Peter Spindler of London's Metropolitan Police said.

All but two of the alleged victims are female, he said.

The inquiry, which has plunged the British Broadcasting Corporation into crisis, is a "watershed" moment in the investigation of child abuse in Britain, Mr Spindler said.

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