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Operation Yewtree

Metropolitan Police Service

Operation Yewtree is a police investigation into sexual abuse allegations, predominantly abuse of children, against the late Jimmy Savile (who died in 2011) and others.

The investigation is led by the Metropolitan Police Service and began in October 2012. Eventually the operation became a full criminal investigation involving enquiries into many people.

 On the 4th October 2012, the Metropolitan Police said that it would take the national lead in a process of assessing the allegations.