The Straits Times
Published on Oct 25, 2012

UK police investigate doctors in Savile scandal: Reports


LONDON (AFP) - British detectives investigating the scandal surrounding late BBC television star Jimmy Savile have been passed the names of three doctors accused of sexually abusing children, reports said on Thursday.

The doctors worked at hospitals where Mr Savile, who died last year aged 84, is also alleged to have molested young and vulnerable patients while carrying out charity work, the Guardian and the Daily Mail newspapers reported.

Scotland Yard would not comment on the reports. But police investigating abuse claims against Mr Savile said last week they had also launched a full criminal probe into other suspects who are still alive.

As part of his charity work, Mr Savile had a bedroom at Stoke Mandeville hospital in central England, which specialises in spinal injuries, and living quarters at the Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital in southern England.