Jimmy Savile linked to Bryn Estyn child abuse allegations
JIMMY Savile has been linked to allegations of abuse at the Bryn Estyn care home, according to reports.
The Sun newspaper claimed boys were molested for the former DJ’s “entertainment” at Bryn Estyn in the 1970s.
It has also been revealed that Savile, who died last year aged 84, was questioned by police investigating the Yorkshire Ripper murders, a senior officer who worked on the inquiry has revealed.
Former West Yorkshire Police detective John Stainthorpe said the disgraced presenter was a suspect in the notorious case more than 30 years ago.
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe has jumped to the defence of Savile, who he claims is innocent and befriended him during visits to Broadmoor high security hospital.
Mr 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.”
Mr Stainthorpe said the person who gave police the anonymous tip-off was “aiming in the right direction”, adding: “Child perverts soon become child killers.”
Peter Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women in 1981 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He is held at Broadmoor and has been told he will never be freed.
Sutcliffe has claimed Savile regularly visited him in custody and the pair became friends.
Dismissing claims the late DJ abused around 300 victims over six decades, he said those making allegations were “jumping on the bandwagon”.