Lawyer’s plea to Lancashire Jimmy Savile sex victims

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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.”

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11:12pm Thu 25 Oct 12

jaffa90 says...

How many offspring will D.N.A. bring?
How many offspring will D.N.A. bring? jaffa90

3:37am Fri 26 Oct 12

2 for 5p says...

Oh hear we go all and sundry will be tryong to cash in
" we arnt doing for the money we just want recognition " brigade
Ok so the money your suing for you will hand over to good causes will you . We will see
Oh hear we go all and sundry will be tryong to cash in " we arnt doing for the money we just want recognition " brigade Ok so the money your suing for you will hand over to good causes will you . We will see 2 for 5p

6:33am Fri 26 Oct 12

NICEONESUNSHINE, says...

Remember folks that's:
Solicitor Peter Garsden
Senior partner of Abney Garsden McDonald Solicitors
Remember folks that's: Solicitor Peter Garsden Senior partner of Abney Garsden McDonald Solicitors NICEONESUNSHINE,

7:55am Fri 26 Oct 12

Info-warrior says...

What we all want to know is: "how many more peadophlies are being protected by the BBC"...now and from the past..
What we all want to know is: "how many more peadophlies are being protected by the BBC"...now and from the past.. Info-warrior

8:07am Fri 26 Oct 12

halfhearted says...

Its been well documented who is dealing with these allegations.

The Police,the BBC are well into the investigations,so why does this man Garsden, take up newspaper space urging alleged victims to come foreward ?

Money and nothing else. These people don't care for the victims or the crime committed,only the cheque they can expect at the end of the day.

You disgust me.
Its been well documented who is dealing with these allegations. The Police,the BBC are well into the investigations,so why does this man Garsden, take up newspaper space urging alleged victims to come foreward ? Money and nothing else. These people don't care for the victims or the crime committed,only the cheque they can expect at the end of the day. You disgust me. halfhearted

8:08am Fri 26 Oct 12

Info-warrior says...

Info-warrior wrote:
What we all want to know is: "how many more peadophlies are being protected by the BBC"...now and from the past..
Russell Joslin. R.I.P.
[quote][p][bold]Info-warrior[/bold] wrote: What we all want to know is: "how many more peadophlies are being protected by the BBC"...now and from the past..[/p][/quote]Russell Joslin. R.I.P. Info-warrior

8:58am Fri 26 Oct 12

Jack Herer says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Oh hear we go all and sundry will be tryong to cash in
" we arnt doing for the money we just want recognition " brigade
Ok so the money your suing for you will hand over to good causes will you . We will see
Are you seriously suggesting that anyone who sues because they were abused by Saville, should hand the money over to good causes?

Are we supposed to hold it against the victims if they want to keep the money?

Should these victims just keep quiet in your head?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Oh hear we go all and sundry will be tryong to cash in " we arnt doing for the money we just want recognition " brigade Ok so the money your suing for you will hand over to good causes will you . We will see[/p][/quote]Are you seriously suggesting that anyone who sues because they were abused by Saville, should hand the money over to good causes? Are we supposed to hold it against the victims if they want to keep the money? Should these victims just keep quiet in your head? Jack Herer

9:14am Fri 26 Oct 12

Excluded again says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Oh hear we go all and sundry will be tryong to cash in
" we arnt doing for the money we just want recognition " brigade
Ok so the money your suing for you will hand over to good causes will you . We will see
That's too common a problem these days - too much sympathy for the ciminal and not enough sympathy for the victims of crime.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Oh hear we go all and sundry will be tryong to cash in " we arnt doing for the money we just want recognition " brigade Ok so the money your suing for you will hand over to good causes will you . We will see[/p][/quote]That's too common a problem these days - too much sympathy for the ciminal and not enough sympathy for the victims of crime. Excluded again

10:25am Fri 26 Oct 12

PK Bailey says...

So easy to accuse someone when they are dead! I would have more sympathy if they had come forward 40 years ago not now when Jim cant defend himself !How can you believe these people when it is only their word against the one person who could answer the question is dead! Why will these people feel better coming out now when to get justice it would have been better when he was alive, now nothing happens to him.What can be achieved, when all said and done nobody can get charged.But wait a minute could it be for the money,nice little retirement fund!
So easy to accuse someone when they are dead! I would have more sympathy if they had come forward 40 years ago not now when Jim cant defend himself !How can you believe these people when it is only their word against the one person who could answer the question is dead! Why will these people feel better coming out now when to get justice it would have been better when he was alive, now nothing happens to him.What can be achieved, when all said and done nobody can get charged.But wait a minute could it be for the money,nice little retirement fund! PK Bailey

11:07am Fri 26 Oct 12

Excluded again says...

PK Bailey wrote:
So easy to accuse someone when they are dead! I would have more sympathy if they had come forward 40 years ago not now when Jim cant defend himself !How can you believe these people when it is only their word against the one person who could answer the question is dead! Why will these people feel better coming out now when to get justice it would have been better when he was alive, now nothing happens to him.What can be achieved, when all said and done nobody can get charged.But wait a minute could it be for the money,nice little retirement fund!
Except that it is clear that Saville's sex abuse was reported many times. But the victims were not believed or were leant on to keep quiet.

In one case a police investigation in London was mysteriously dropped.

In another case, the manager of a childrens home in Leeds who reported Saville was visited by some senior managers and told - it's your word against his and no-one will believe you.

In another case, a young girl with a broken spine in Stoke Mandeville hospital reported Saville's abuse. She was told - you do realise that Saville's fundrising is paying for your treatment? Best keep quiet.

With attitudes like this widespread in society 20+ years ago (and clearly still around) is it any wonder that many victims just did not dare to come forward at the time?
[quote][p][bold]PK Bailey[/bold] wrote: So easy to accuse someone when they are dead! I would have more sympathy if they had come forward 40 years ago not now when Jim cant defend himself !How can you believe these people when it is only their word against the one person who could answer the question is dead! Why will these people feel better coming out now when to get justice it would have been better when he was alive, now nothing happens to him.What can be achieved, when all said and done nobody can get charged.But wait a minute could it be for the money,nice little retirement fund![/p][/quote]Except that it is clear that Saville's sex abuse was reported many times. But the victims were not believed or were leant on to keep quiet. In one case a police investigation in London was mysteriously dropped. In another case, the manager of a childrens home in Leeds who reported Saville was visited by some senior managers and told - it's your word against his and no-one will believe you. In another case, a young girl with a broken spine in Stoke Mandeville hospital reported Saville's abuse. She was told - you do realise that Saville's fundrising is paying for your treatment? Best keep quiet. With attitudes like this widespread in society 20+ years ago (and clearly still around) is it any wonder that many victims just did not dare to come forward at the time? Excluded again

1:58pm Fri 26 Oct 12

LoobyLou369 says...

I am sick and fed up of hearing about this!!!!!!!!!
Its on the news every hour, in every newspaper and now in the local news paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am sick and fed up of hearing about this!!!!!!!!! Its on the news every hour, in every newspaper and now in the local news paper!!!!!!!!!!!!! LoobyLou369

2:13pm Fri 26 Oct 12

Major Tom says...

I'm fed up of hearing it too!
It's time to forgive and forget. It happened, and that doesn't mean It's right, but the guy is dead and he raised millions for good causes.
Now lets sweep it under the carpet and let it rest.
I'm fed up of hearing it too! It's time to forgive and forget. It happened, and that doesn't mean It's right, but the guy is dead and he raised millions for good causes. Now lets sweep it under the carpet and let it rest. Major Tom

3:09pm Fri 26 Oct 12

Info-warrior says...

Major Tom wrote:
I'm fed up of hearing it too!
It's time to forgive and forget. It happened, and that doesn't mean It's right, but the guy is dead and he raised millions for good causes.
Now lets sweep it under the carpet and let it rest.
What a complete w@nker..Forgive and forget looks like we have another one to worry about here....
[quote][p][bold]Major Tom[/bold] wrote: I'm fed up of hearing it too! It's time to forgive and forget. It happened, and that doesn't mean It's right, but the guy is dead and he raised millions for good causes. Now lets sweep it under the carpet and let it rest.[/p][/quote]What a complete w@nker..Forgive and forget looks like we have another one to worry about here.... Info-warrior

6:51pm Fri 26 Oct 12

ste.g says...

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.

i bet you are...well at least i bet you are rubbing your hands together
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. i bet you are...well at least i bet you are rubbing your hands together ste.g

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