Aware of a bit of a difficulty here, the report admits that “the information has not been corroborated”. Corroboration would be “considered disproportionate”, it goes on, given that criminal proceedings cannot now be brought because Savile is dead. So all we have are claims. The report seeks to justify itself by saying that “the patterns and similarities” of his “offences and behaviours” reported have “given police and NSPCC staff an informed view that most people have provided compelling accounts of what happened to them”. So, it suggests, the rest of us must believe them.
As far as I'm aware this report is only about the inquiry into JS, not 'JS and others'. Has evidence been left out because it does involve other people?
This is why I'd like an independent Hillsborough type of inquiry pulling together and examining all the strands linked to child abuse.