Jimmy Savile regularly 'walked in on female patients at UK hospital while they bathed'

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 08:20 hrs

Late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile thought he was 'untouchable' and would regularly walk in on vulnerable female patients at a UK hospital while they were in the bath, it has emerged.

Savile had 'total' access to the high-security Broadmoor hospital in Berkshire, where he would walk in on females as they bathed, a former patient from the 1970s said.

According to the Telegraph, his former personal assistant Janet Cope also claimed that Savile had free rein of Broadmoor, where she accused him of working to gain access to high-profile criminals.

"Jimmy was untouchable. (He) was very proud of the fact that he spoke to all these very high-profile poorly criminals," she told ITV's Exposure.

Cope said that although she had never seen him abuse anyone, he was a controlling person.

"I knew how he operated so I was very wary of him and I felt there was an undercurrent, there was a bad side, which not many people saw," she added.

According to the paper, a former female patient told the programme that Savile would walk in while female patients were having baths.

"He would come in when you'd be having a bath...he would just walk in," the report quoted her, as saying.

The former Conservative MP Edwina Currie told the programme that Savile unearthed a series of problems at Broadmoor and believes he planned to use information to blackmail staff there. (ANI)

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