SA VILE HOSPITAL PLACE FOR GOULISH THRILLS

Abandoned Jimmy Savile abuse hospital becomes a magnet for ghoulish thrill-seekers

Linton House in Yorkshire was once part of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum and Operation Yewtree detectives have been told Savile was  regular visitor

Monster’s lair: Ghouls are hanging out in a closed former hospital where Jimmy Savile abused youngsters
Twisted thrill-seekers are getting their kicks by hanging out in a hospital for disturbed youngsters where Jimmy Savile preyed on ­his victims.
It is easy to get into the ruins of Linton House, which cared for ­troubled teens until the late 90s.
The peeling walls of the unit are still decked with poignant paintings, including one of Paddington Bear and a girl screaming behind bars.
Linton was part of High Royds Hospital in Menston, West Yorks, which closed in 2003.
There were plans to build upmarket homes but much of it remains derelict.
Today it is a sinister ­magnet for ghouls.
One teenager told the Sunday People: “We go up there at night. It’s really eerie.
“It’s just as it was when Savile wandered around.
“If there was a place he’d haunt, it’d be there. I
“It’s enough to give you nightmares.”
A former patient, now 40, is still confused about why she was sent to Linton House aged six in the 80s, and again as a 14-year-old.
She posted a video of Linton House on YouTube and said: “I remember some good times and very bad there.
“I’m 40. Now need answers.”
Two women have told Operation Yewtree, investigating the abuse of Savile’s 450 alleged victims, how the DJ put his hand up their skirts in 1988 at the hospital’s centenary party.
One, aged 44, told Yewtree ­investigators she had been very ­vulnerable at the time.
She added: “I have got on with my life but anything about Savile reminds me of the bad times.”
Another was a 20-year-old nurse who remembered Savile starting the fancy dress fun run and introducing himself to the teams.
She said: “Our team of men and women were dressed as St Trinian’s, so everybody had pigtails, hockey sticks and PE skirts.
“He was just very free with his hands.
“Hands going round people, round their waist but then upwards, cupping under breasts, up skirts.”
PAJimmy Savile
A former porter told how Savile asked him if there was “a room he could use if he pulled one of these young nurses”.
High Royds is one of 32 units being investigated by the probe into sexual predator Savile, who died aged 84 in 2011.
It opened in 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, a ­“village” for the mentally ill that ­included shops.

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