Notts mental institute was targeted by paedophile Jimmy Savile
A NOTTS mental institute is among the list of hospitals and hospices Jimmy Savile is reported to have sexually abused patients, a new report has revealed.
According to the report, released yesterday by Metropolitan Police and NSPCC, Savile abused a patient in 1971 at Saxondale Mental Health Hospital, which closed in 1988.
In total seven complaints made to Notts Police about Savile have been referred to Operation Yewtree – an investigation set up on October 5, 2012 to bring together all allegations against Savile.
It is a small part of the catalogue of abuse committed by the television star and charity ambassador – with 450 people accusing Savile of sexual assault.
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A total of 214 criminal offences have been formally recorded across 28 force areas in which Savile is a suspect.
Peter Watt, NSPCC director of child protection advice and awareness, hopes the report will bring closure for Savile's victims.
"The sheer scale of Savile's abuse over six decades simply beggars belief," he said.
"He is without doubt one of the most prolific sex offenders we have ever come across and every number represents a victim that will never get justice now he is dead.
"But with this report we can at least show his victims that they have been taken seriously and their suffering has been recognised."