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Police probe Lancashire girls' Jimmy Savile abuse claims
DETECTIVES are set to probe two allegations of sexual abuse involving Sir Jimmy Savile and two women from Lancashire, the Telegraph can reveal.
An investigation led by the Metropolitan Police is looking into 120 lines of enquiry, possibly involving 25 girls, stretching as far back as 1959, concerning the former Jim’ll Fix It star.
Police chiefs in Lancashire have confirmed that two allegations made by women in Lancashire will be examined by the London-based inquiry.
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.
Sir Jimmy, who died aged 84 last year, is alleged to have abused girls as young as 13, with allegations spanning the entire country.
The investigation has been widened to cover the ex-Radio One DJ’s time as a charity fundraiser at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, in Buckinghamshire. A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We have had two reports from members of the public relating to historic allegations, neither of which took place in Lancashire. We have passed those details on to the lead investigative force.”
It is understood that the Lancashire allegations may relate to West Yorkshire, where Saville maintained a home in Leeds.
Savile is understood to have been an occasional visitor to Burnley’s popular Locarno Club in the 1960s, when he managed a sister venue in Leeds. He was also a special guest at the opening of a new restaurant in Earby in 2006.