Documentary details Savile claims

Blackpool Citizen: Sir Jimmy Savile died at his Leeds home on October 29 last year, aged 84 Sir Jimmy Savile died at his Leeds home on October 29 last year, aged 84

Detailed testimonies of women who claim they were sexually abused by Sir Jimmy Savile when they were schoolgirls have been broadcast on television.

A number of alleged victims were interviewed as part of a documentary aired on Wednesday night amid growing allegations against the late Top of the Pops host.

Their historic accounts, which detailed how the presenter allegedly targeted girls in his BBC dressing room and private Rolls Royce, were shown after Surrey Police confirmed it had referred a historic rape allegation against the Jim'll Fix It star to Scotland Yard.

The Surrey force has also confirmed it investigated Sir Jimmy over abuse claims in 2007, but dropped the case due to a lack of evidence, while Jersey and Sussex Police said they had both received complaints about the star. Scotland Yard added on Wednesday night that it was also assessing a small number of other allegations.

In Exposed: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, a total of five women claimed they were indecently assaulted by the TV and radio personality when they were schoolgirls in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Two of the alleged victims said they first had sexual relations with the TV and radio personality when they were 15 - with a number of the indecent acts taking place in his dressing room at BBC television centre.

The first woman, who did not wish to reveal her identity, said she lost her virginity when she was raped by Sir Jimmy at the age of 16. She described how she first met the star a year earlier on the set of Top of the Pops and was invited into his dressing room where Sir Jimmy touched her "intimately" under her skirt.

The second woman met Savile, who raised an estimated £40 million for good causes, in 1968 when she was 15. She claimed the star had full sex with her for the first time in a London hotel. The woman, who also kept her identity private, said she went on to have sex with Sir Jimmy in his dressing room at BBC television centre on a number of occasions.

An ex-BBC press officer has also claimed that the former head of Radio 1 was aware in the early 1970s of sexual abuse allegations involving Sir Jimmy. Rodney Collins said the late Douglas Muggeridge, an ex-controller of the BBC radio station, asked him to find out if newspapers were looking into rumours about the presenter in 1973.

Meanwhile, a circular gold plaque displayed in Scarborough as a memorial to Sir Jimmy, who had a home in the town, was subject to a graffiti attack with the words "rapist" and "paedophile". Authorities in North Yorkshire say they are now reviewing security at the cemetery where his headstone was placed, following his death at the age of 84 last year. A statue of the star has also been taken down in Glasgow.

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