Jimmy Saville sex abuse investigation has Devon and Cornwall links

Police say there have been five incidents regarding historic sexual abuse made against Jimmy Saville reported in the Devon and Cornwall force area.

The investigation is being co-ordinated by the force’s Child Exploitation Unit.

Three of the reported incidents relate to the Exeter area.

One of these involves an allegation involving a victim who was using the services of an NHS organisation that no longer exists.

One allegation relates to an incident in West Cornwall.

The remaining reported incident relates to a victim who resides in Devon but the incident occurred in another force area.

A spokesman said he victim’s are receiving on-going support and that investigating officers are in regular contact with officers from Operation Yewtree.

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