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No evidence that police shielded UK celebrity from sex abuse charges

LONDON — The police force in the hometown of the disgraced British television presenter Jimmy Savile said Friday that there was no evidence that its officers shielded Savile from arrest or prosecution in any of scores of cases of sexual abuse, mainly of teenage girls, that have surfaced since he died in 2011 at age 84.

But the inquiry uncovered evidence of what seemed a cozy and largely unknown network of contacts between Savile and the police and other members of the elite at a social gathering known as the Friday Morning Club in his apartment.

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