On 7 November2011 the Home Secretary commissioned Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) to conduct a review to assess the police knowledge of and response to historical allegations made against Jimmy Savile and related individuals between between 1964 and 2012. In response West Yorkshire Police established their internal review, Operation Newgreen, on 21January 2013, to review all past contact between WYP and Savile
Operation Newgreen addressed the issue of a letter received by the
Metropolitan PoliceService(MPS) in 1998 in which an anonymous person
detailed their concerns about Savile’s sexual offending.The letter was
published in HMIC’s ‘Mistakes were made’ report in March2013.
Operation Newgreen sought to establish how the information contained in
the letter was shared with WYP and whether it was appropriately recorded and managed. Issues raised by these enquiries were subject of a separate referral to the IPCC and were not addressed in this investigation.
All those interviewed by Operation Newgreen stated they had never seen,
or were aware of the existence of,any letters making accusations against
Jimmy Savile. They had never been shown or been present when any
such material had been read out or referred to at any fmc gathering.
Given these individuals were acquaintances of Savile ,their accounts given to the police were not relied upon by the IPCC. Corroboration was sought to prove or disprove the existence of any letters which might have been shared with Inspector A. The IPCC traced and interviewed some members of the Friday Morning Club in order to obtain independent accounts which specifically focused on the subject of letters containing complaints or allegations against Jimmy Savile.
'Not relied upon' ? 'Corroboration' ? there's a few words we don't here too often these days. And surprise surprise, they did !
Now, bear with me folks, because I'm trying a new way of presenting extracts from reports today as I've been made aware that my usual way is hard to read on mobiles. And we must reach as large an audience as possible chaps !
Here's the full report so you can correct me if I misrepresent, or indeed miss, anything important. It's the 3rd pdf down
Now I cannot publish all the witness accounts here, my head's in a whirl as it is. But, it's clear that the chaps spoke to most, if not all of the folk who attended the Friday tea and biscuits, minus the biscuits, mornings at Savile's Leeds home. They also questioned folk who worked with Jimmy, friends and associates to find out if they'd heard of any such letters. And the responses were the same ish. The only letters most were aware of were the funny one's he'd received FUNNY, not accusatory or sinister.
On 3 March 2014 Mr W1 was interviewed. He met Jimmy Savile whilst on
a cruise in the early 1990s and had become friends with him. He regularly attended Savile’s flat on Friday mornings. He was asked if he had ever seen or heard anyletters being read aloud at the FMC. The only items of
correspondence he had any recollection of were those similar tothe ones
relating to the television programme‘Jim’llFix It ’that‘ made requests for presenter Jimmy Savile to arrange to make their dreams come true’.Savile occasionally sharedthesebecause of their amusing content. He had no
knowledge of any correspondence that made accusations about, or threats toward Jimmy Savile.
The above's son said
He also had never seen or heard of letters/correspondence being read
aloud apart from amusing ‘begging letters’
W3 knew Savile from their school days and had attended these get-together's since the 90's. He was unaware of any accusations or threats made towards Jimmy.
W4 a neighbour since the 70's
stated the only letters he ever saw or heard read aloud were from‘
nutters’who were making ‘outlandish requests’of Savile. Unaware of any menacing type letter he was however aware of a 'stalker' type letter
stalker’ type letter to police in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s but this was outwiththe FMC gatherings
Strangely enough, our Insp5 (Mr A) supplied information about this to Newgreen
Inspector A did recall that Savile had received a letter that was more sinister than the usual begging letters or requests for support. It contained threats of violence but nothing of a criminal or sexual nature and when Savile showed this to the FMC, the advice he received was to preserve the letter for fingerprints and to involve the Police.
W7 mentioned Jimmy shared 'begging letters he found amusing' This witness also remarked on Jimmy's propensity to big himself up
He felt that Savile had made statements to ‘big himself up’ which,
since his death, had been misconstrued and taken out of context by the
Let's just stop there for a minute shall we ? Let's reflect on Savile's Police interview, the contents of which were twisted and presented by the media and others, including Liz Dux as proof of a 'disdain' for his 'victims' etc. The following being a perfect example
Yes Mr Goslett, one really should READ the full transcript, and see how you change the content to suit yourself. The 'midges' reference being a prime example. But that's for another day guys and gals. Plenty of time, the truth won't disappear, it's going no-where and neither am I !