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Revealed: defiance of Savile in his last interview

By Nathan Paull and James Edgar

Lurid details of Jimmy Savile's alleged sexual abuse have been made public for the first time after transcripts of a police interview were published by Surrey police.

The disgraced broadcaster was quizzed by officers for almost an hour over accusations he forced one girl to touch him inappropriately until he was "aroused," made another perform a sex act and stuck his tongue down a young girl's throat.

The former star remained defiant during the interview – which took place at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital on October 1, 2009 – boasting he had to fight off girls "like midges".

Savile, who died in 2011 aged 84, told officers he was "assaulted" by women when he worked for BBC Radio 1 and Top of the Pops, insisting he did not abuse the youngsters at Duncroft Children's home in Staines, Berkshire in the 1970s.

Police asked Savile whether he had forced one girl to touch him and another to perform a sex act.

Savile told police the only reason the allegations were surfacing years later was because his fame made him an easy target.

He told police: "My business there's women looking for a few quid, we always get something like this coming up for Christmas, because we want a few quid for Christmas, right.

"And normally you can brush them away like midges and it's not much of a price to pay for the lifestyle."

Savile claimed his notoriety meant he had no need to "do anybody any harm".

"When you're doing Top of the Pops and Radio 1, what you don't do is assault women, they assault you, that's for sure," he said.

"And you don't have to, because you've got plenty of girls about, and all that, so dealing with something like this, is out of the question and totally wrong, full stop."

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