Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Smith review: police unearth missing diary of TOTP girl, 15

Police have found the missing diary of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after allegedly being raped by a disc-jockey from Top of the Pops.

Exaro can reveal that the diary has been handed to Dame Janet Smith for her inquiry into sexual abuse by the late Sir Jimmy Savile, one of the BBC's biggest stars, at the broadcaster.

Meanwhile, Smith was planning to refuse to answer questions at a press conference to unveil her inquiry report, Exaro can also reveal.

The Smith review announced yesterday that the final report has been submitted to Lord Hall., BBC director-general, and expects it to be published on Thursday next week.

Well-placed sources said that the Metropolitan Police Service turned up some 30 boxes of material on the death of Claire McAlpine - including her diary.

The met, which had previously told Smith that it was unable to find these files, passed them to her review.  (more...)


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