Police investigating the Yorkshire Ripper murders questioned Jimmy Savile as a possible suspect more than thirty years ago, according to a retired detective. In an exclusive interview with ITV Calendar, former detective John Stainthorpe said:
"When the Ripper was really active, one of the suspects put forward by the public was Jimmy Savile, obviously it was not he, but he was interviewed, along with many others"
"Every suspect was taken seriously [...] knowing what I know now the person was heading in the right direction, because child perverts, soon become child killers as we know from other cases"
Jimmy Savile was questioned as a suspect by police investigating the Yorkshire Ripper, according to a retired police officer.
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