A FORMER detective with Jimmy Savile’s local police force believes corrupt officers and politicians helped hide the TV star’s crimes.
Alan Foster, 65, said he wasn’t surprised to hear Savile had boasted about his close relationship with officers.
The Leeds-born star told detectives in Surrey his friends in West Yorkshire police could “get rid” of sex abuse claims against him.
And it emerged that, as they probed allegations that he was a paedophile, an inspector from West Yorkshire contacted them on Savile’s behalf but his claims could not be verified.
Alan, a retired detective constable, said: “There must have been a lot of bribery. He’s had a lot of connections in the police. And politicians, right up to the Houses of Parliament.”
A council tax hike has been blamed on paedophile DJ Jimmy Savile by a new police commissioner, who claims revelations about the late TV star have seen reports of sex abuse soar.
Stephen Bett – who became police and crime commissioner in Norfolk in November – said the Savile scandal had given victims the confidence to come forward and report crimes dating back years.
He said Norfolk Police needed more resources in order to deal with the growing workload, and householders in the county are set to see their council tax bills go up in April after the commissioner had a proposed increase approved.
Their bills will go up by £3.65 per year after Mr Bett argued the Norfolk Constabulary needed a bigger share of the county council’s budget in order to properly investigate allegations of historic abuse.
He said the extra cash would be put towards 10 more frontline staff helping to man the force’s Vulnerable People Directorate, which deals with allegations of abuse towards children and vulnerable adults.
‘People are happy to come forward and talk to police because of what happened with the Jimmy Savile enquiry,’ he said.
‘Because people have come forward other victims have felt confident to come forward and report their experiences many years ago.
‘It is the same with domestic violence and rape,’ he said, adding that the force was trying to follow up all allegations and accusations as growing numbers of people come forward.
‘That is the main reason that the council tax will be going up,’ said Mr Bett.
‘We are putting 10 new officers in the vulnerable people’s unit.’
Scotland Yard says 214 criminal offences have now been recorded against Savile across 28 police forces nationwide.
The television star abused his victims at 14 medical sites including hospitals, mental health units and even a hospice.
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