Savile abused me when I was just nine, claims one of seven new Sussex victims

Another seven people have contacted police in Sussex to say they were victims of Jimmy Savile - including a woman who was just nine when she says she was abused. 

The woman, who now lives abroad, has told Sussex Police she was sexually assaulted by the dead Top of the Pops presenter at a Brighton address in 1966.

Her claims are being treated seriously and have been referred to the Metropolitan Police, which is heading the inquiry into 60 potential crimes committed by Savile over five decades.

A 59-year-old woman has also reported to Sussex Police that she was indecently assaulted by Savile in Worthing in 1970.

She contacted police to report the incident in 2008, it has emerged, spurred into action after a photo was published of Savile with children at the notorious Haut de la Garenne children's home, Jersey, taken in the Seventies.

Six other people currently living in Sussex contacted the force last week after allegations over the Jim’ll-Fix-It star’s past were revealed by ITV. These cases of sexual abuse took place outside the county.

In relation to the Brighton allegation, a Sussex Police spokesman said: “The offence was not reported to police at the time or since then, until this week.”

Referring to the Worthing allegation, police said: “Initial enquiries were made but the woman made it clear at the outset that she was unwilling to co-operate in any investigation or to support any prosecution, and it was therefore not possible to pursue the matter.

“We take all such reports seriously, however long ago the period they relate to, but in this case it was not possible to progress any investigation.”

Both allegations have been passed to the Met Police.

Dee Coles, of Brighton, told The Argus earlier this month that she was 14 years old when Savile sexually assaulted her on two occasions in a caravan at a holiday camp in Jersey in the Seventies.

She has now reported the offences to Jersey Police who have referred the case to the Met.

She said: “I have been shocked by how many girls like me there were. It does feel better now everything is out in the open. The fact that the police are taking it so seriously does help. But I don’t know if I’ll ever feel like I’ve got justice. It is hard getting justice from a dead person.”

Commander Peter Spindler, head of Metropolitan Police specialist crime investigations, said: “We can now confirm that we have received information from the public that suggest allegations against Jimmy Savile span six decades with reports starting in 1959 up to and including 2006.”

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