Woman tells of Savile abuse in 1966
A 62-year-old woman has told how she was abused by Jimmy Savile when she was a schoolgirl in the mid-1960s.
The woman claims to have met the BBC DJ at a Manchester disco in 1966 when she was just 15 and he invited her to his flat in Higher Broughton, Salford, where they regularly met and had sex.
The victim, from Wythenshawe, south Manchester, said on one occasion she recalls Savile was disappointed that she had changed out of her school uniform.
The mother-of-two wants Savile, who died last year aged 84, to be stripped of his knighthood.
She said: "To hear him still described as Sir Jimmy Savile and still celebrated for his charity work is a slap in the face to those of us he used.
"I was 15 when we started, but 15 in 1966 was probably like nine today. I had a flat chest and was only starting puberty. By the time I turned 18 and was more like a women, he lost interest and denied even knowing me."
She is one of a growing number of victims, now around 60 in total, to have come forward and whose case is being investigated by police. The revelations about Savile's private life were made in an ITV documentary a fortnight ago.
Police believe the veteran DJ, TV presenter and charity campaigner may have been abusing victims for decades. The BBC and other bodies could be sued by victims if it can be shown they were negligent in allowing Savile to prey on his young victims.
Solicitor Caroline Chandler, who is representing the claimant from Wythenshawe, said: "Many people are now coming forward in the North West to make complaints. Jimmy Savile, who used to live and work in Manchester, was idolised by many young girls.
"The growing number of claims is alarming and victims who suffered such abuse should report their abuse to the police in an effort to at least tell someone in authority what has been going on, even though their alleged abuser is no longer alive."