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Top Sixties pop band 'visited Jimmy Savile paedophile brothel flat'

Published 07/04/2015

Unidentified '60s band were mentioned in a previously secret 1964 police report which has been re-examined by officers as part of Operation Yewtree
Unidentified '60s band were mentioned in a previously secret 1964 police report which has been re-examined by officers as part of Operation Yewtree

A 1960s hit pop act are believed to have visited a flat which had also been used by individuals pimping underage girls and frequented by Jimmy Savile.

A secret police intelligence report, released to the Daily Mirror only after a lengthy Freedom of Information battle, contained information from 1964 claiming that Savile and the unidentified band had visited the flat in the 1960s.

A man was jailed for two years for pimping two girls from a children’s care home who were staying in the Battersea flat in south London, according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary report. The HMIC report made no mention of the band visiting the flat.

It is unclear whether the unnamed band members visited with Savile, a well-known disc jockey during the 1960s, or separately.

The new information was contained in a four-page report was written by Detective Superintendent David Gray, the officer heading Operation Yewtree, who incorporated information from the 1964 police intelligence findings into his report.

The information came to light after another official report in 2013, examining what police knew about Savile prior to his death in 2011, mentioned the flat, which Savile was known to visit.

In 2003 a woman reported to the police she had been assaulted by Savile during Top of The Pops, aged 15.

Although the unidentified woman agreed to have her witnesses statement recorded, she said she would only proceed with a prosecution if other victims were found.

But information gathered by the 1964 intelligence report had not been transferred to a computer database and so was not available.

Det Sup Gray told the Daily Mirror, “although Savile and a pop group were known to frequent that does not in itself show any linkage or grounds to investigate further, except with the benefit of hindsight.”

Jimmy Savile during a sponsored charity walk in Belfast on the Ravenhill Road in November 1976
Jimmy Savile during a sponsored charity walk in Belfast on the Ravenhill Road in November 1976
Sir Jimmy Savile will be buried in the North Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough
Jimmy Savile - pictured here presenting the BBC's Top of the Pops in 1976
FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012: ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 5th November 1973: Jimmy Savile OBE, British disc jockey, television broadcaster and charity fundraiser. (Photo by R. Poplowski/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012: ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965: Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile poses by a portrait of himself, painted by a friend, while enjoying his regular breakfast of coke and a cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012: ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965: Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile lights his breakfast cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Allegations: Jimmy Savile
Ruined reputation: Jimmy Savile

He continued: “There would undoubtedly (have) been case papers from that time, that may have been of assistance, but they are no longer available.”

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