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NYP: Jaconelli Statement

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North Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire have issued the following statement relating to a recent voluntary referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission

North Yorkshire Police has made a voluntary referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) concerning the way in which the force recorded and responded to reports it received against two men regarding child sex abuse were handled.

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The formal referral, made on Thursday 3 April 2014, follows an internal enquiry conducted by the Force.

The referral relates to  how North Yorkshire Police responded to an allegation it received over a decade ago about Jimmy Savile (who died in October 2011) and about several allegations made recently about Savile’s friend, Scarborough resident Peter Jaconelli, who died in 1999.

The referral also relates to whether any information it held on record about Savile or his known associates was properly and comprehensively disclosed to Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) when it, and other police forces in England and Wales, were asked to do so by HMIC in December 2012 and again by the IPCC in May last year.

The Chief Constable for North Yorkshire Police, Dave Jones said: “There has been, quite rightly, significant public interest in how the Police Service nationally responded to reports relating to alleged offending by both Savile and his known associates.

“In order to determine whether North Yorkshire Police responded appropriately to information we may have received, I instructed that an immediate review all of our systems be completed to ascertain if there was any recorded information in relation to Savile, Jaconelli and their known associates and friends, in respect of any reported offending.

“As a result of this review, I have referred the matter to the IPCC for their consideration.

“It is imperative that the public, especially victims, have confidence in the police, and that we are trusted to record and investigate all allegations of crime that we receive.”

North Yorkshire Police enquires have already obtained evidence from a number of identified witnesses. Such is the nature of the evidence that, if he were alive today, Peter Jaconelli would have been interviewed under caution and a file of evidence would have been submitted for consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Information has already been referred by North Yorkshire Police to Operation Yewtree, the national investigation into allegations regarding Savile’s activities.

3 April 2014

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10th February 2014 NYP Statement.

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6 Comments

  1. Kathy Murray April 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Im delighted you guys are getting somewhere with this you deserve and im realy impressed with your dedication.
    Nigel Ward is constantly posting and educating people.

    It sends out warnings to all the filth that have gotten used to getting away with vile abuse.
    Well done x

  2. Richard Pearson April 3, 2014 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    The police are joining the ranks of the illiterate! It should have been ‘internal INquiry’!

  3. Nigel April 4, 2014 at 8:06 am - Reply

    This represents a total vindication of the investigation carried out by Tim HICKS over the past eighteen months and published with full transparency here on Real Whitby. I have no doubt that Tim will be publishing again very soon with a detailed analysis of this latest development.

    One thing to keep in mind is this: NYP has never approached us for assistance in this case – the case they wished would go away. Thanks to Tim HICKS, it has not gone away and there is plenty more to come out over the next days and weeks.

    I close by repeating more long-standing question to SBC Leader (and former Scarborough Police chief) Cllr Tom FOX:

    “What is the intention of the Leader in respect of the many serious allegations, every bit as horrific as those against Jimmy SAVILE, against former Councillor and Mayor Peter JACONELLI, in respect of his status as Alderman of the Borough. Is there a process in train for the Council to adopt the same approach as in the SAVILE case?”

    There better be.

  4. tango April 4, 2014 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Well done to the Real Whitby team – investigative journalism is not dead.

  5. dave April 6, 2014 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Well done all involved

  6. Brian Dodds April 25, 2014 at 11:48 am - Reply

    First let me say congratulations to you, Nigel, and to Tim who have been like bulldogs with a bone on this case. I suspect that the national coverage and exposure of their failure by the Inside Out programme has spurred them on to do a damage limitation excercise. They have failed miserably and they know it, and Tom Fox will no doubt be looking for a very deep hole to hide in. His involvement both as a senior police officer and leader of the council is so far reaching he should be interviewed by the police, under caution, to explain his catastrophic failure to act with so much evidence available.The present and past chief constables have also got questions to answer as to why they have not adhered to their oath to protect and serve the public by allowing these monsters to go unpunished. Respect to all at Real Whitby for a damn good job, well done.

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