Jimmy Savile sex assault probe in Gloucestershire
TWO women have told Gloucestershire police they were sexually assaulted by Jimmy Savile.
One assault is alleged to have taken place in the county, while the other was reported yesterday by a local resident who said she was assaulted elsewhere.
The force said both incidents were "historic" and happened years ago.
They follow sex abuse allegations emerging against the late Savile, which shattered his friend from Churchdown, George Ridgeon. The paralysed firefighter drew strength from the shamed DJ when he was a Stoke Mandeville hospital patient but he had no inkling that Savile was assaulting youngsters.
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Claims made about the BBC star on an ITV documentary mean police are investigating allegations Savile sexually assaulted children and adults at care homes, hospitals and on BBC premises.
A Gloucestershire police spokeswoman said the force received one complaint on October 4 about an offence alleged to have happened in the county. The victim lived in Gloucestershire then but now lives elsewhere.
The second complaint was made by a current Gloucestershire resident who told police an incident took place elsewhere.
The force spokeswoman said: "Two complaints have been made to Gloucestershire Constabulary, and we have passed them on to the Metropolitan Police who are conducting the investigation."
The BBC and other bodies could be sued by victims if it can be shown they were negligent.
Former High Court judge Dame Janet Smith will lead the BBC's internal inquiry into the claims. There is also a Department of Health inquiry into Savile's conduct at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Broadmoor and Leeds General Infirmary.