Some of the victims of Jimmy Savile’s decades of abuse included the patients and staff of at least one hospice for the terminally ill, it has been reported.
The late entertainer will be accused of assaulting the sick and dying as well as hundreds of other people including children, when the police publish its report into the scandal later this week, according to The Sunday Times.
The Metropolitan Police is expected to reveal more details of the allegations that have poured in against Savile since revelations were first made public on a television documentary last October.
A report will list all the establishments, including hospital, prisons and schools where Savile preyed on his victims.
But it is also expected to reveal for the first time that Savile attacked the patients and staff of a hospice he visited under the guise of carrying out charity work.
Savile’s association with Stoke Mandeville, Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor hospitals is well known, but it is thought he may have abused people in at least seven other institutions around the UK.
Some hospitals allowed him to wander the wards freely and in some cases he was even given keys allowing him to come and go as he pleased.
Peter Saunders, chief executive of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said: “This will really shake people. There seems to be no end to the places where that guy attacked people.”
Mark Williams-Thomas, the former detective, whose ITV documentary exposed the Savile allegations, added: “There seems to be nowhere Savile went where he did not abuse people.”
Police have already revealed that a total of 450 people have contacted detectives to report allegations against Savile.
Officers have already recorded 199 crimes in 17 police force areas in which the former BBC radio DJ and TV presenter is a suspect, among them 31 rape allegations in seven different parts of the country.
Some 82% of those who have come forward to report abuse to police are women, and eight out of ten of Savile’s alleged victims were children at the time of his attacks.
Commander Peter Spindler, who is heading the inquiry, said the pattern showed that the star’s offending peaked in the 1970s.
Ten people have now been questioned by police as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation into historic sexual offences, which was set up in the wake of the Savile revelations.