Savile quizzed over Ripper murders

Published Wednesday, 07 November 2012
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Sir Jimmy Savile was quizzed by police in the 1970s over a string of notorious murders, according to a former police detective.

Savile quizzed over Ripper murders

The late TV star, who has been accused of abusing up to 300 youngsters throughout his long-running entertainment career before his 2011 death, was questioned by officials about the 'Yorkshire Ripper' killings in England.

Former West Yorkshire police detective John Stainthorpe told ITV News: "When the Ripper was really active, one of the suspects put forward by the public was, in fact, Jimmy Savile.

"Strange as it may seem. Obviously, it was not him, but he was interviewed along with many others."

Peter Sutcliffe was later convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to kill seven others in the notorious crime spree in and around Yorkshire.

He is serving 20 life sentences in a high security psychiatric hospital in Berkshire, England.

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