Twisted Jimmy Savile must have ‘spent every minute of every day’ thinking about his next sex attack, a leading police officer said today.
Commander Peter Spindler, said the predator – who carried out a 54 year long campaign of sexual abuse across Britain – picked ‘the most vulnerable who were least likely to speak out against him’.
He spoke as the Metropolitan Police and the NSPCC released their official report into the DJ’s reign of terror, which revealed he carried out an ‘unprecedented’ level of abuse with up to 450 victims.
Since the paedophile DJ died in October 2011 aged 84, a staggering 214 official crimes have been recorded by 28 police forces , including 34 who claim to have been raped.
Commander Peter Spindler, in charge of the investigation, said: ‘He spent every minute of every waking day thinking about it [abusing children] and whenever the opportunity came along he took it.’
He added that ‘cunning’ Savile’s campaign of sex crimes were ‘vast, predatory and opportunistic’ and he had effectively ‘groomed the nation.’
Today’s report states Savile used his celebrity to ‘hide in plain sight’ while he targeted those as young as eight and sexually assaulted at least 23 on BBC premises in London.
Shockingly, he carried out abuse in at least 14 hospitals including Great Ormond Street and at least one hospice between 1955 and 2009.
The report reveals the paedophile carried out an ‘unprecedented’ level of abuse but stated ‘he had committed sex crimes before he became famous.’