The tabloids published a photograph of Jimmy Savile with Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper two years before Jimmy's death, this one *
Where it gets really interesting is the fact that Richard McCann gave his reaction to the sudden appearance of this photo said to have been taken in 1991. I haven't found the actual article but the online poster copied his comments. Apologies, some words are missing but you get the idea.
This definitely happened in 2009, the Sun has a paywall now and I'm sure as hell not paying those buggers, but I did find this !
Strewth, it's hard to see that date innit ? But, I burrowed further and found this !
Some of us were surprised to find just how much the rags obviously hated Jimmy Savile after September 2012 when Exposure was made. The fact that they revisited the scene of the crimes of another Yorkshire man in November of that year, only serve to prove just deep that hatred went.
Naturally, in March 2009 the same newspaper would have been keen to dish any dirt on Jimmy Savile. After all, he had taken a substantial amount of money off them following their attempt to link him to the child murders that never happened in Jersey.
£30,000 I think it was Jimmy got off them by way of settlement out of court. But let's go back to a real crime now, or should I say, the crime spree that was launched the day Jimmy Savile died. Within weeks of Exposure, that photo of Sutcliffe, Savile and Bruno reappeared - just when we thought things couldn't get any worse, they did. For now, the press were seriously suggesting that Jimmy might actually have either been, or been an accomplice of the 'Yorkshire Ripper' !
One person who supported the theory that Jimmy could actually have been a murderer was Prof David Wilson a lecturer from Birmingham University who just happens to have tutored Mark Williams-Thomas.
The same online article goes on to include the comments made by Richard McCann in response to the Sun article (see first image above).
I wonder what the son of the first accepted VICTIM of the 'Yorkshire Ripper' feels about the media's exploitation of his and other women's brutal deaths, for surely this is what this is. Richard was just SIX YEARS OLD when he and his sister went out looking for their mother almost 40 years ago (October 29th 1975)
In 2010 Richard McCann expressed relief at the High Court's decision that Peter Sutcliffe should NEVER be released from prison. A year later, despite that earlier attempt to cast Jimmy in a bad light, he uploaded a special tribute to Jimmy on his site and it's still there !
* More information on the Yorkshire Ripper Case can be found here -