A criminal investigation has been launched into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.
Since ITV documentary Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile aired on October 3 more than 200 alleged victims have reported being abused by the late DJ.
At least six people have also come forward accusing the Jim’ll Fix It star molested them at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where the presenter had his own room.
Scotland Yard said the investigation, Operation Yewtree, is now being treated criminally because there are lines of inquiry involving living people.
Commander Spindler said the response from the public had been “astounding”.
He added: “We are dealing with alleged abuse on an unprecedented scale. The profile of this operation has empowered a staggering number of victims to come forward to report the sexual exploitation which occurred during their childhood.”
The Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust said it would continue to support the police with its inquiries but is yet to announce whether it will hold its own investigation.
Scotland Yard also revealed it has given the BBC permission to run its own inquiry concurrent with the police investigation.
The trust added: “To supplement the work of the police, we are taking this opportunity to review our current safeguarding procedures with the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board; in 2010/11 we participated in a multiagency review, which concluded that our processes were robust, but we feel it is important to seek additional assurance that we continue to have all the correct procedures in place.”