The revelations that Jimmy Savile was questioned while police were hunting the Yorkshire Ripper comes after a series of stories in the press linking the two.
Savile was acquainted with Peter Sutcliffe through his work as a volunteer at the Broadmoor prison.
The Sun has reported that Peter Sutcliffe claims that Savile was innocent of the recent abuse claims and that victims coming forward are 'jumping on the bandwagon.
The Huffington Post has a picture of Savile introducing boxer Frank Bruno to Sutcliffe during a visit to Broadmoor.
Jimmy Savile was questioned as a suspect by police investigating the Yorkshire Ripper, according to a retired police officer.
Jimmy Savile's nephew has spoken of the emotional turmoil his family is going through in the wake of the sex abuse allegations.
A colleague of Jimmy Savile allegedly raped a woman on BBC premises in 1970, ITV News has been told.