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UK police: 300 potential victims of Jimmy Savile.

  • FILES - In this file picture taken on June 4, 2002 Jimmy Savile, a television and radio celeberity joins in with people representing Commonwealth countries wearing their tradional dress crowd into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in London. (AFP PHOTO/ ADRIAN DENNIS)

LONDON: UK police say officers have identified 300 potential victims of the late Jimmy Savile, the disgraced BBC entertainer now believed to be a predatory pedophile.

Commander Peter Spindler said Thursday that officers had identified 300 potential victims so far - including two men.

He told reporters police had spoken to 130 people.

Spindler said although most of the allegations relate to Savile, some also include other people who may still be living. He says no potential suspects had yet been arrested or questioned.

The BBC has been rocked by allegations that Savile sexually abused underage teens over several decades, sometimes on BBC premises. Some of the alleged victims have accused other entertainers and BBC staff of participating in the abuse.

 
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