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Friday, October 31, 2014  

Savile was quizzed over Ripper killings
LONDON Disgraced late British television star Jimmy Savile was questioned during the notorious Yorkshire Ripper investigation over 30 years ago, a senior officer who worked on the inquiry said late on Tuesday.

Former West Yorkshire Police detective John Stainthorpe said the presenter — who police believe may have abused up to 300 children over four decades — was quizzed during the probe into the deaths of 13 women in northern England. Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper, is currently held at Broadmoor prison after being sentenced to life imprisonment over the murders in 1981.

Stainthorpe, who spent 40 years in the force, told ITV’s Calendar News: “When the Ripper was really active, one of the suspects put forward by the public was, in fact, Jimmy Savile.

“Obviously, it was not he, but he was interviewed along with many others.”

Sutcliffe befriended Savile, who died a year ago aged 84, during the former DJ’s visits to the high-security hospital and claimed the allegations of sexual abuse were false. Sutcliffe, 66, told the Sun: “It’s a load of rubbish. People are just getting carried away.

“He visited a lot. He’d always come and chat with me on visits and I would introduce him to my visitors.”

Agence France-Presse
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