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