The Straits Times
Published on Nov 02, 2012

Photo gallery: Disgraced BBC star Savile’s estate frozen


LONDON (AFP) - The estate of Britain’s Jimmy Savile has been frozen over mounting allegations of sexual abuse by the late television star, his executor NatWest bank said on Thursday.

Savile, who the police believe may have abused up to 300 children over four decades, reportedly left an estate worth 4.3 million pounds (S$8.4 million) when he died in October last year at the age of 84.

The scandal surrounding Savile, one of the best-known stars of British TV and radio from the 1960s to the 1980s, has dragged in several public institutions where the abuse allegedly took place, including the BBC and three hospitals.