Chaos and incompetence at BBC over Savile scandal – yet STILL nobody gets the sackBosses ignored warnings about DJ's 'dark side'Newsnight editor forced to take blame to protect the director generalHead of news censured – but she will be back at her desk today | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 20 December 2012 BBC chiefs were alerted to Jimmy Savile’s ‘dark side’ months before it became public, it emerged yesterday. They learned ‘the real truth’ about the twisted entertainer more than two years ago – while he was still alive. Yet nothing was done, and shortly after his death, fulsome tribute programmes were aired and a Newsnight expose of his paedophile past was scrapped
Ex-Sky News boss to investigate why it took three weeks to correct mistakes on blog that tried to justify cancellation of Newsnight Savile probe Claims emerge that Peter Rippon was told his blog post was misleading the day after he wrote itBut BBC bosses took three weeks to publish a correctionAllegations to be investigated by Nick Pollard as part of broad investigation | UPDATED: 10:42 GMT, 10 December 2012 The BBC faces further criticism over the Jimmy Savile scandal after it has emerged that managers knew a blog post justifying the cancellation of a Newsnight investigation into the disgraced presenter was misleading almost three weeks before a correction was issued. Peter Rippon, the editor of Newsnight, was told that his post contained crucial errors the day after he wrote it in an attempt to explain his decision to pull the segment, which would have aired around the same time as gushing tributes to the veteran TV host. Although he passed on the information to his superiors, the blog was not corrected for another 19 days, it has been revealed.
Why weren't the police this zealous with Savile | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 9 December 2012 The ancient practice of hue and cry — when a suspected criminal was pursued by a mob of angry citizens, shouting to raise the alarm — is famously celebrated in Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist, in which Bill Sikes is chased to his death after murdering his girlfriend, Nancy. Now it has been revived by Operation Yewtree, the police investigation which followed the late disc jockey Jimmy Savile’s exposure as an alleged paedophile.
'It was a horrible experience': Max Clifford vows to clear his name after spending 12 hours in police cell being quizzed by Savile detectives The PR guru described the allegations dating from 1977 as 'damaging and totally untrue'Spent 12 hours in a cell and answering police questions Clifford was held as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation into allegations of sex abuse surrounding disgraced former DJ Jimmy SavileClifford was arrested in connection with alleged offences by 'Others' and not connected to Savile He said the accusations were 'very distressing for myself, my wife, my family and loved ones' | UPDATED: 16:29 GMT, 7 December 2012 Max Clifford has today vowed to clear his name following his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences by police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.
1m motorbike smash-and-grab gang member sues police who rammed him with unmarked car during raid Dean Cole, 24, claims police injured his leg during ambushSteven Dedman and Lizzie Andrews, 18, turned friends into 'smash and grab' gang targeting high-end shops Hit nearly 50 of London's exclusive brands including Apple, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior and Jimmy Choo in six-month spree Pillion passengers would run in and seize valuable items before jumping back onto the bikes and speeding off at up to 100mph | UPDATED: 17:28 GMT, 7 December 2012 Dean Cole, 24, pleaded guilty to his part in the conspiracy before the trial A member of a smash-and-grab gang who smashed their way into top stores using high-powered motorbikes and sledgehammers is suing Scotland Yard – claiming he was injured in a police ambush.
Detectives investigating Jimmy Savile abuse claims quiz man in his 80s on 'suspicion of sex offences' Man is being treated as part of investigation not directly relating to disgraced DJPolice executed search warrant at Berkshire address last Saturday Left police premises this afternoon after being interviewed under caution | UPDATED: 22:48 GMT, 29 November 2012 Police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal yesterday questioned a fifth man.