Broadmoor campaigner Sir Jimmy Savile was quizzed by police over child abuse allegationsBy Chris Caulfield
October 01, 2012
Sir Jimmy Savile was questioned four years before his death over an allegation of child abuse said to have been carried out in the 1970s, Surrey Police has said.
The eccentric presenter had close links to Bracknell and was a long-standing supporter of Broadmoor Hospital.
He helped raise huge amounts of money for the high security psychiatric hospital.
Mr Savile was regularly spotted running around the village in the 1970s and 80s but now allegations of child abuse have been raised by a number of women.
It has been revealed he was quizzed in 2007 in relation to an alleged attack at the now-closed Duncroft Approved School for Girls in Staines.
A spokesman for Surrey Police said: "In 2007, Surrey Police received an historic allegation of indecent assault which is alleged to have occurred at a children's home in Staines during the 1970s.
"The allegation was investigated and an individual was interviewed under caution.
"The matter was referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision who advised there was insufficient evidence to take any further action."
The TV star and charity fundraiser died in 2011 at his home in Leeds at the age of 84.