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Police 'passed Savile file to CPS'

Surrey Police found evidence of "three further potential offences" by Jimmy Savile after it investigated an allegation the star had indecently assaulted a girl at a children's home.

A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokeswoman said the force passed a file to them in 2009 based on a complaint made by "a woman who said she had witnessed an indecent assault by Jimmy Savile in the 1970s".

She said: "The original allegation was that Savile had indecently assaulted a girl under 16 at Duncroft children's home in the late 1970s.

"The three further potential offences were an alleged indecent assault on a girl under 16 at Stoke Mandeville hospital in or around 1973; an alleged incitement of a girl under 16 to engage in a sexual act at Duncroft children's home in the late 1970s; and an alleged indecent assault on an adult in Sussex in 1970.

"However, the evidence showed that none of the alleged victims would support a prosecution. In these circumstances the CPS concluded that it was not possible to bring a prosecution in this matter.

"Prosecutors have to satisfy themselves that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in order to be able to take a case to court and it was concluded that no further action could be taken in this case."

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