The Pollard Report into the BBC’s handling of the Jimmy Savile story has been handed to the BBC.
The former head of Sky News, Nick Pollard, carried out the report after it was revealed Newsnight binned a report about inappropriate sex acts committed by Jimmy Savile in the 70s and 80s on BBC property.
The report is expected to be published tomorrow.
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