Former Jersey police chief says Jimmy Savile was implicated in Haut de la Garenne children’s home scandal and there’s ‘no reason to doubt’ he abused girls there (9.10.12)

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Daily Mail, 9th October 2012

Jimmy Savile was implicated in the Haut de la Garenne children’s home scandal, according to the former head of the Jersey child abuse investigation

Lenny Harper said he now has ‘no reason to doubt’ that Savile indecently assaulted girls at the Jersey children’s home which came under intense scrutiny in 2008.

His comments came on the day that the BBC’s director general, George Entwistle, ordered a belated inquiry into the abuse scandal and offered an apology to Savile’s victims.

Harper, the States of Jersey police detective who led a three-year child abuse probe, told the Guardian that Savile’s name came up in the initial police inquiry four years ago.

However, he added that there were no specific allegations of abuse against the BBC presenter at the time.

Mr Harper, who has since retired from the force, added: ‘There definitely wasn’t enough even to question him…

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