Wycombe Hospital named as location of Jimmy Savile abuse

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe Hospital named as location of Jimmy Savile abuse Wycombe Hospital named as location of Jimmy Savile abuse

WYCOMBE Hospital has been named as one of the locations Jimmy Savile carried out abuse, a report detailing the allegations has revealed.

The Metropolitan Police and NSPCC today unveiled its joint report detailing 50 years of sexual abuse by the former television presenter.

214 crimes were reported to 28 different police forces - including 34 rape or penetration offences - with Savile’s victims ranging from as young as eight to 47 years old.

But that number could rise to more than 450 cases, the report states, as 600 people have come forward in total.

Police said the complaints painted a “compelling picture of widespread sexual abuse by a predatory sex offender.”

The report reveals 22 offences were committed at Stoke Mandeville Hospital between 1965 and 1998, where Savile was a porter and a keen fundraiser with access to his own office and flat.

A further offence was reported at Wycombe General Hospital. In total, Thames Valley Police recorded 30 crimes in relation to Savile.

Buckinghamshire NHS Hospitals Trust launched its own independent probe into the abuse claims, which will be released at the end of this year.

Saville offended at 13 hospitals - including Great Ormond Street - BBC premises, including the final recording of Top of the Pops in 2006, and at 14 schools in which he had been invited to by schoolchildren.

Specific details of these crimes have not been revealed in the report, entitled Giving a Voice to Victims.

The peak of his reported offending took place between 1966 and 1976, when Savile was aged between 40 and 50 years old.

The report states 73 percent of Savile’s offending was against people aged under 18, of which 82 percent was female and most were in the 13 to 16-year-old age bracket.

There was “no clear evidence” to suggest the Jim’ll Fix It host was part of a paedophile ring, but police are still investigating "whether he was part of an informal network".

Commander Peter Spindler, head of Scotland Yard’s Specialist Crime Investigations, said: “It paints a stark picture emphasising the tragic consequences of when vulnerability and power collide.

"Savile's offending footprint was vast, predatory and opportunistic. He cannot face justice today but we hope this report gives some comfort to his hundreds of victims, they have been listened to and taken seriously.

“We must use the learning from these shocking events to prevent other children and vulnerable adults being abused in the future. They will get a voice."

The Crown Prosecution Service has apologised for its “shortcomings” in the case and published its own reported explaining why it did not charge Savile in connection to four complaints made to police in 2009.

The ex-Radio 1 DJ died in October 2011, aged 84 – a year before allegations emerged in ITV’s Exposure documentary.

Operation Yewtree - which is split into three strands, Savile, Savile plus others and others - was launched by police in response to the programme.

Peter Watt, NSPCC Director of Child Protection Advice and Awareness, said that the scale of Savile's abuse "simply beggared belief.”

He added: “We know from the huge increase in calls to the NSPCC helpline about sexual abuse that the problem did not die with Savile.

“Since the Savile scandal brokewe have seen a surge in contacts about child abuse, both past and present, with many victims speaking out for the first time.

"Almost 800 additional children have been protected from abuse because of the publicity around this case prompted people to contact our helpline.

“We are optimistic that this signals a watershed moment for child protection in this country. We must seize the opportunity if we are to make a lasting change."

The charity is urging any victims of abuse who have yet to come forward, either in the Savile case or any other, to contact them via its 0800 1111 or 0808 800 5000 helplines.

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12:02pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Alberto The Great says...

I suppose that Ivor Bigun is going to start a call for High Wycombe Hospital to be demolished for this, in the same way he called for Stoke Mandeville to be demolished because of Jimmy Savile.
I suppose that Ivor Bigun is going to start a call for High Wycombe Hospital to be demolished for this, in the same way he called for Stoke Mandeville to be demolished because of Jimmy Savile. Alberto The Great
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1:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Flashheart says...

If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly.
If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly. Flashheart
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1:16pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Dr James says...

I saw a lady known to me being interviewed on ITV news recently who claimed she had been abused in her mid 20s by the evil Mr Saville whilst in Stoke Manderville, knowing the reputation of this lady locally, and may I state she is well known locally for her extra marital shenanigans, I wonder if in fact she was just jumping on the band wagon to see if she could make some money out of sueing the NHS trust.

On the same day as the show was broadcast the said lady had been found by a magistrate of telling untruths in her statements at Aylesbury court.

She being in her mid 20s , surely falls outside of the remit of Saville, I hope that all cases that are true are dealt with by the authorities and the victims compensated, and also to that effect that all people who could be making false claims be equally punished for wasting police time and tax payers money.
I saw a lady known to me being interviewed on ITV news recently who claimed she had been abused in her mid 20s by the evil Mr Saville whilst in Stoke Manderville, knowing the reputation of this lady locally, and may I state she is well known locally for her extra marital shenanigans, I wonder if in fact she was just jumping on the band wagon to see if she could make some money out of sueing the NHS trust. On the same day as the show was broadcast the said lady had been found by a magistrate of telling untruths in her statements at Aylesbury court. She being in her mid 20s , surely falls outside of the remit of Saville, I hope that all cases that are true are dealt with by the authorities and the victims compensated, and also to that effect that all people who could be making false claims be equally punished for wasting police time and tax payers money. Dr James
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1:55pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

Flashheart wrote:
If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly.
What does 'abuse potential' look like exactly?
[quote][p][bold]Flashheart[/bold] wrote: If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly.[/p][/quote]What does 'abuse potential' look like exactly? Ivor'sbestfriend
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4:06pm Fri 11 Jan 13

deecee01 says...

Why do the press and TV insisit on showing his vile, ugly mugshot everytime he is mentioned. We all know what the cretinous monster looked like, we don't need reminding.
Why do the press and TV insisit on showing his vile, ugly mugshot everytime he is mentioned. We all know what the cretinous monster looked like, we don't need reminding. deecee01
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5:08pm Fri 11 Jan 13

demoness the second says...

Alberto The Great wrote:
I suppose that Ivor Bigun is going to start a call for High Wycombe Hospital to be demolished for this, in the same way he called for Stoke Mandeville to be demolished because of Jimmy Savile.
Absolutely - afterall the name of Wycombe Hospital would have been besmirched for ever ..
[quote][p][bold]Alberto The Great[/bold] wrote: I suppose that Ivor Bigun is going to start a call for High Wycombe Hospital to be demolished for this, in the same way he called for Stoke Mandeville to be demolished because of Jimmy Savile.[/p][/quote]Absolutely - afterall the name of Wycombe Hospital would have been besmirched for ever .. demoness the second
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5:28pm Fri 11 Jan 13

RenegadeJ007 says...

An evil, self-indulged creepy animal ! But all of these expensive investigations and inquests... why now and to gain what exactly ? All the people that colluded, (BBC and Police) are walking away disgracefully from their sick jobs with millions and we are being distracted by public inquiries and useless empty apologies from the same horrible people who say they are deserving of their payouts simply for failure.
An evil, self-indulged creepy animal ! But all of these expensive investigations and inquests... why now and to gain what exactly ? All the people that colluded, (BBC and Police) are walking away disgracefully from their sick jobs with millions and we are being distracted by public inquiries and useless empty apologies from the same horrible people who say they are deserving of their payouts simply for failure. RenegadeJ007
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6:29pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Drew70 says...

RenegadeJ007 wrote:
An evil, self-indulged creepy animal ! But all of these expensive investigations and inquests... why now and to gain what exactly ? All the people that colluded, (BBC and Police) are walking away disgracefully from their sick jobs with millions and we are being distracted by public inquiries and useless empty apologies from the same horrible people who say they are deserving of their payouts simply for failure.
In all fairness Renegade, there's been reports that the police sent files recommended he should be charged to the CPS, it was the CPS who refused to charge him, the police put in the legwork, but were let down by system that reviews cases and tells the police if they are allowed to charge or not.
[quote][p][bold]RenegadeJ007[/bold] wrote: An evil, self-indulged creepy animal ! But all of these expensive investigations and inquests... why now and to gain what exactly ? All the people that colluded, (BBC and Police) are walking away disgracefully from their sick jobs with millions and we are being distracted by public inquiries and useless empty apologies from the same horrible people who say they are deserving of their payouts simply for failure.[/p][/quote]In all fairness Renegade, there's been reports that the police sent files recommended he should be charged to the CPS, it was the CPS who refused to charge him, the police put in the legwork, but were let down by system that reviews cases and tells the police if they are allowed to charge or not. Drew70
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7:59pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Marmite XO says...

I don't think we should forget all the good work he did for charity. Especially Stoke Mandeville as that is where people in Wycombe are now sent.

And let's not forget about the few children he met that he didn't abuse.

R.I.P. Jimmy
I don't think we should forget all the good work he did for charity. Especially Stoke Mandeville as that is where people in Wycombe are now sent. And let's not forget about the few children he met that he didn't abuse. R.I.P. Jimmy Marmite XO
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3:48am Sat 12 Jan 13

Honey33 says...

I think its the people who kept quiet while all this went on should be hunted and held responsible. I bet many of them already have been knighted and honoured for the contribution they have made to the society. The whole system stinks for what it allowed to happened.
I think its the people who kept quiet while all this went on should be hunted and held responsible. I bet many of them already have been knighted and honoured for the contribution they have made to the society. The whole system stinks for what it allowed to happened. Honey33
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8:05am Sat 12 Jan 13

demoness the second says...

RenegadeJ007 wrote:
An evil, self-indulged creepy animal ! But all of these expensive investigations and inquests... why now and to gain what exactly ? All the people that colluded, (BBC and Police) are walking away disgracefully from their sick jobs with millions and we are being distracted by public inquiries and useless empty apologies from the same horrible people who say they are deserving of their payouts simply for failure.
What makes me angry as well is that it is their successors who are going to mopping up the mess.
The victims are planning to sue the NHS - what this will do to help their traumas I am not quite sure but there you go...
So the hospitals where the abuse happened will be made to pay. Which sadly means that even more people will suffer due to the financial loss.
[quote][p][bold]RenegadeJ007[/bold] wrote: An evil, self-indulged creepy animal ! But all of these expensive investigations and inquests... why now and to gain what exactly ? All the people that colluded, (BBC and Police) are walking away disgracefully from their sick jobs with millions and we are being distracted by public inquiries and useless empty apologies from the same horrible people who say they are deserving of their payouts simply for failure.[/p][/quote]What makes me angry as well is that it is their successors who are going to mopping up the mess. The victims are planning to sue the NHS - what this will do to help their traumas I am not quite sure but there you go... So the hospitals where the abuse happened will be made to pay. Which sadly means that even more people will suffer due to the financial loss. demoness the second
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4:01pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Edgar Brooks says...

Flashheart wrote:
If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly.
And it's that sort of moronic, boneheaded attitude which stops caring people from offering help to a child in distress.
[quote][p][bold]Flashheart[/bold] wrote: If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly.[/p][/quote]And it's that sort of moronic, boneheaded attitude which stops caring people from offering help to a child in distress. Edgar Brooks
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10:45pm Sat 12 Jan 13

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

deecee01 wrote:
Why do the press and TV insisit on showing his vile, ugly mugshot everytime he is mentioned. We all know what the cretinous monster looked like, we don't need reminding.
I think the BFP have photo shopped it to make him look a bit more demoniacal actually.
[quote][p][bold]deecee01[/bold] wrote: Why do the press and TV insisit on showing his vile, ugly mugshot everytime he is mentioned. We all know what the cretinous monster looked like, we don't need reminding.[/p][/quote]I think the BFP have photo shopped it to make him look a bit more demoniacal actually. ImpeturbableLawrence
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10:46pm Sat 12 Jan 13

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

demoness the second wrote:
Alberto The Great wrote:
I suppose that Ivor Bigun is going to start a call for High Wycombe Hospital to be demolished for this, in the same way he called for Stoke Mandeville to be demolished because of Jimmy Savile.
Absolutely - afterall the name of Wycombe Hospital would have been besmirched for ever ..
Yeah - demoness has it!
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alberto The Great[/bold] wrote: I suppose that Ivor Bigun is going to start a call for High Wycombe Hospital to be demolished for this, in the same way he called for Stoke Mandeville to be demolished because of Jimmy Savile.[/p][/quote]Absolutely - afterall the name of Wycombe Hospital would have been besmirched for ever ..[/p][/quote]Yeah - demoness has it! ImpeturbableLawrence
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11:19pm Sat 12 Jan 13

demoness the second says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
demoness the second wrote:
Alberto The Great wrote:
I suppose that Ivor Bigun is going to start a call for High Wycombe Hospital to be demolished for this, in the same way he called for Stoke Mandeville to be demolished because of Jimmy Savile.
Absolutely - afterall the name of Wycombe Hospital would have been besmirched for ever ..
Yeah - demoness has it!
Well don't tell everyone!
They will all want it!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alberto The Great[/bold] wrote: I suppose that Ivor Bigun is going to start a call for High Wycombe Hospital to be demolished for this, in the same way he called for Stoke Mandeville to be demolished because of Jimmy Savile.[/p][/quote]Absolutely - afterall the name of Wycombe Hospital would have been besmirched for ever ..[/p][/quote]Yeah - demoness has it![/p][/quote]Well don't tell everyone! They will all want it!!!! demoness the second
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12:01pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Flashheart says...

Edgar Brooks wrote:
Flashheart wrote:
If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly.
And it's that sort of moronic, boneheaded attitude which stops caring people from offering help to a child in distress.
I am apparently a moron and boneheaded, by choosing to defend my children, who do not have the strength to physically defend themselves from an adult?

You have a very strange and positively unpleasant attitude and should take a long hard look at how you view the indefensible in society...
[quote][p][bold]Edgar Brooks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Flashheart[/bold] wrote: If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly.[/p][/quote]And it's that sort of moronic, boneheaded attitude which stops caring people from offering help to a child in distress.[/p][/quote]I am apparently a moron and boneheaded, by choosing to defend my children, who do not have the strength to physically defend themselves from an adult? You have a very strange and positively unpleasant attitude and should take a long hard look at how you view the indefensible in society... Flashheart
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3:11pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Edgar Brooks says...

Flashheart wrote:
Edgar Brooks wrote:
Flashheart wrote: If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly.
And it's that sort of moronic, boneheaded attitude which stops caring people from offering help to a child in distress.
I am apparently a moron and boneheaded, by choosing to defend my children, who do not have the strength to physically defend themselves from an adult? You have a very strange and positively unpleasant attitude and should take a long hard look at how you view the indefensible in society...
You implied that you would attack anybody who so much as looks at your children "with a hint of abuse potential" (a meaningless expression, if I ever heard one.) I note that you were asked what that means, exactly, and chose not to answer.
Now you move that on to physical abuse, which is a different thing, entirely, and try to imply that I condone it, which I most definitely have not (and never would,) and you say that I am the one with "a very strange and unpleasant attitude?"
We have enough people, in this world, who believe that they have the right to take the law into their own hands, without you adding to them.
[quote][p][bold]Flashheart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edgar Brooks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Flashheart[/bold] wrote: If anyone so much as glances at my children with a hint of abuse potential in their eyes, I shall not be responsible for my actions...and I don't tire quickly.[/p][/quote]And it's that sort of moronic, boneheaded attitude which stops caring people from offering help to a child in distress.[/p][/quote]I am apparently a moron and boneheaded, by choosing to defend my children, who do not have the strength to physically defend themselves from an adult? You have a very strange and positively unpleasant attitude and should take a long hard look at how you view the indefensible in society...[/p][/quote]You implied that you would attack anybody who so much as looks at your children "with a hint of abuse potential" (a meaningless expression, if I ever heard one.) I note that you were asked what that means, exactly, and chose not to answer. Now you move that on to physical abuse, which is a different thing, entirely, and try to imply that I condone it, which I most definitely have not (and never would,) and you say that I am the one with "a very strange and unpleasant attitude?" We have enough people, in this world, who believe that they have the right to take the law into their own hands, without you adding to them. Edgar Brooks
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10:42pm Sun 13 Jan 13

deecee01 says...

Marmite XO wrote:
I don't think we should forget all the good work he did for charity. Especially Stoke Mandeville as that is where people in Wycombe are now sent.

And let's not forget about the few children he met that he didn't abuse.

R.I.P. Jimmy
With views like that I take it you don't have children.

The only thing he was was a vile, creepy, lechy, scheming pervert.
[quote][p][bold]Marmite XO[/bold] wrote: I don't think we should forget all the good work he did for charity. Especially Stoke Mandeville as that is where people in Wycombe are now sent. And let's not forget about the few children he met that he didn't abuse. R.I.P. Jimmy[/p][/quote]With views like that I take it you don't have children. The only thing he was was a vile, creepy, lechy, scheming pervert. deecee01
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1:20am Mon 21 Jan 13

newmarlovian says...

Marmite XO wrote:
I don't think we should forget all the good work he did for charity. Especially Stoke Mandeville as that is where people in Wycombe are now sent.

And let's not forget about the few children he met that he didn't abuse.

R.I.P. Jimmy
Oh, well, that's all right then. What twisted logic!
[quote][p][bold]Marmite XO[/bold] wrote: I don't think we should forget all the good work he did for charity. Especially Stoke Mandeville as that is where people in Wycombe are now sent. And let's not forget about the few children he met that he didn't abuse. R.I.P. Jimmy[/p][/quote]Oh, well, that's all right then. What twisted logic! newmarlovian
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