STRUCTURE: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has issued a statement encouraging anyone who came in contact with Jimmy Savile through hospitals in Leeds to come forward and give any evidence or witness statements to the independent investigation into his activities.

Investigators are gathering witness statements and other evidence into Jimmy Savile’s activities at the Leeds General Infirmary and other hospitals in the Leeds area as part of the Speaking Out Investigation.

The investigation is chaired by Professor Sue Proctor, Diocesan Secretary of Ripon and Leeds, and led by Ray Galloway, a former Detective Superintendent of North Yorkshire Police. The investigation is due to release its findings at the end of the year.

The investigation team has already interviewed many people who came into contact with Jimmy Savile, and is researching all links he had with the hospitals, including his charity fundraising work.

The information gathered will be used to prepare a report which will be handed to the Department of Health.