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Lawyer’s plea to Lancashire Jimmy Savile sex victims
10:00pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
THE President of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers is calling for Jimmy Saville’s alleged victims to come forward.
Solicitor Peter Garsden, a senior partner of Abney Garsden McDonald Solicitors, is helping an alleged victim of the former BBC DJ to seek damages and is now offering his support to other victims.
The call comes after Lancashire police revealed they had received two complaints.
One of the allegations dates back to the 1960s and involves a woman who now lives in Chorley.
A second from the 1980s involves a woman who now lives in Rossendale.
Stockport-based Mr Garsden said: “Many people are now coming forward in the North West to make complaints.
Jimmy Savile, who used to live and work in Manchester, was idolised by many young girls.
“The growing number of claims is alarming and victims who suffered such abuse should at least tell someone in authority what has been going on.”