A Jewish care home in Manchester is to be investigated amid claims that Jimmy Savile abused children there.

Jimmy Savile - who police have said abused more than 200 people over 60 years.

Jimmy Savile – who police have said abused more than 200 people over 60 years.

The Sarah Laski home in Crumpsall – which was open from 1953 to 1974 – is among 21 institutions across the country named by the Government today following a review by the Metropolitan Police.

The allegations relate to incidents in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Savile – who police have previously said abused more than 200 people over 60 years – was a supporter of several Jewish causes but this marks the first time that abuse allegations that have engulfed the former BBC presenter since his death have been linked to the community.

Education Secretary Michael Gove said: “This information was uncovered as part of the document review process undertaken by the Metropolitan Police Service on behalf of the Department of Health. Having reviewed the information, I have decided that the Department for Education should pass the information to the appropriate organisations for further investigation.

“In most cases the work will be conducted by the relevant local authority; in others the relevant institution or a legacy organisation will take the lead.”