UK police probe more than 1 400 suspects in past sex abuse

2015-05-20 19:31

A national police group looking into potential links between multiple UK investigations into past child sex abuse says that more than 1 400 suspects are being investigated.

BBC star Savile abused 60 people at UK hospital

2015-02-26 19:00

Late British TV star Jimmy Savile abused 60 patients, staff and visitors at a hospital he raised money for, investigators have said.

UK probe: Savile abused victims aged 5 to 75

2014-06-26 19:09

Investigators say the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted victims aged from five to 75 in hospitals across Britain over more than four decades.

Rolf Harris denies indecent assault charges

2014-01-15 16:06

Rolf Harris has denied charges of indecent assault, a day that saw the start of high-profile trials of several entertainment figures accused of sex crimes allegedly stretching back several decades.

BBC driver accused of sex offences found dead

2013-10-29 13:13

A former BBC driver arrested as part of an investigation set up to examine sexual abuse claims against Jimmy Savile has been found dead, police say.

Jimmy Savile denied sex abuse claims according to transcript

2013-10-16 15:25

British police have released a transcript of an interview with Jimmy Savile in which the disgraced late BBC entertainer vehemently denied allegations of sexual abuse.

152 new abuse allegations at BBC

2013-05-31 22:10

The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last year.

Stuart Hall admits 14 indecent assaults

2013-05-03 11:03

Veteran BBC sportscaster Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty to 14 indecent assaults on underage girls, prompting the broadcaster to drop him for his "sickening" behaviour.

Soap star charged over rape claims

2013-05-02 12:44

William Roache, a long-time star of British soap opera Coronation Street, has been charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl in the 60s.

Police ignored Savile claims for 50 years

2013-03-12 09:30

British police investigated allegations of abuse against disgraced late television presenter Jimmy Savile in 1964 but ignored evidence and failed to follow up complaints, say inspectors.


Glitter sentenced to 16 years for child sex

2015-02-27 15:36

Former British pop singer Gary Glitter, who was earlier convicted of child sex crimes, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for child sex offences.

Britain's child sex abuse inquiry: the facts

2014-07-09 17:24

Britain has ordered an inquiry into claims that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 70s and 80s. Here are details of the allegations, how they came to light and the government reaction.

Inquiry: Savile victims were laughed at

2014-02-24 17:05

British authorities "laughed at" victims of paedophile broadcaster Jimmy Savile when they revealed at the time that he had sexually abused them, a report by a charity says.

Rolf Harris faces further sex assault charges

2013-12-23 17:19

Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is facing three more sex assault charges, including one allegedly involving a girl aged 7 or 8, Britain's public prosecutor says.

UK broadcaster loses OBE over sex assaults

2013-10-22 22:37

Veteran British broadcaster Stuart Hall will be stripped of a prestigious honour after being jailed for a string of indecent assaults, a government source has said.

DJ charged with indecent assault

2013-08-16 14:05

A prominent British DJ has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault, authorities said, for offences that allegedly occurred over a period of 30 years.

UK comedian arrested over child abuse

2013-05-07 09:22

Veteran British comic Jimmy Tarbuck has become the latest celebrity to be arrested in connection with a historical child sex abuse investigation, media has reported.

Bullying a 'real concern' at BBC

2013-05-02 22:14

A report into staff behaviour at the BBC commissioned after the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal has concluded that sexual harassment was rare, but bullying was a "very real concern".

Reports link Rolf Harris to Savile case

2013-04-19 14:07

British media say veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been arrested as part of a police investigation into sexual abuse allegations stemming from the Jimmy Savile scandal.

BBC broadcaster maintains innocence

2013-02-07 19:16

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall says he had been through a "living nightmare" since being charged with rape and indecent assault dating back more than 40 years.

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