Ex-BBC producer arrested over Jimmy Savile abuse claims, BBC’s Entwistle resigns

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Ex-BBC producer arrested over Jimmy Savile abuse claims

11 November 2012

A former BBC producer has been arrested in connection with the inquiry into abuse claims made against Jimmy Savile.

Wilfred De’Ath, who is in his 70s, was held in Cambridgeshire at 07:15 GMT.

A Met Police spokesman did not confirm his name but said a man was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences and taken into police custody locally, before being bailed until December.

He added the man was held as part of the Operation Yewtree probe into claims Savile sexually abused young people.

Police believe the former BBC TV presenter and DJ, who died last year aged 84, may have abused as many as 300 people over a 40-year period.

Mr De’Ath once produced a Jimmy Savile radio show. Neighbours at his flat in Cambridge said detectives removed bags from the property.

A number of individuals are being investigated as part of the operation. These include people who allegedly carried out abuse with Savile as well as others who are suspected of abusing independently of Savile….
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-20286308

Developments in Britain’s child sex-abuse scandal involving Jimmy Savile, BBC

By Associated Press 11/12/12

LONDON — The BBC’s top executive, George Entwistle, resigned Saturday night amid a flood of controversy over the broadcaster’s handling of child sex-abuse cases.

His resignation caps a difficult month for the broadcaster, which first came under fire for not airing allegations of child sex abuse committed by one of its star hosts, the late Jimmy Savile. Just weeks later, the BBC’s prestigious investigative program, “Newsnight,” wrongly implicated a British politician in a child sex-abuse scandal.

It was the same program that had earlier shelved a report into Savile….
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/developments-in-britains-child-sex-abuse-scandal-involving-jimmy-savile-bbc/2012/11/10/2c1b29f8-2ba0-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html

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