Nov 25 2012
SICKO Jimmy Savile was axed from a British Rail ad campaign over rumours he had sex with dead bodies, police have been told.
The disturbing claims have been made by a top lawyer who worked at the now-defunct nationalised company in the 1980s.
He has told police that bosses acted after hearing Savile got sick kicks in the morgue at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Bucks, where he had his own room. Fearing a public relations disaster, they dropped him from the telly campaign for the InterCity 125 service.
The necrophilia allegations finally went public last month when BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini repeated them on Radio 5. And the lawyer said: “It struck a chord.”
“I remember having a discussion about this in the 1980s and I thought the police should be aware of it.”
He added: “If there was a cover-up I wonder who else might have known. The explanation I had was that the revelations were intended to run in a newspaper but in the end they didn’t because of the damage this could cause to Savile’s charity work.
“When Savile continued to have a positive public profile I assumed I’d been given false information but recent developments made me reconsider.”
Savile issued an unprompted denial in 1990.
He said: “Some people get hold of the fact that Jim likes looking after cadavers and say, ‘Aha, Jim’s a necrophiliac!’. I’m not a necrophiliac.”
Police have been approached by 450 people who claim they were abused by Savile, who died last year aged 84.
40% of paedos go free
THOUSANDS of paedophiles are not jailed after being convicted of child sex crimes, figures reveal.
Of the 6,258 perverts sentenced since 2008, only 3,604 were caged.
It means a shocking 2,654 beasts walked free despite guilty raps under the Sexual Offences Act.
The term covers four crimes: Causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, sexual activity with a child, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, and causing a child to watch a sex act.
More than 40 per cent of fiends do not go to prison.
Shadow justice minister Andy Slaughter, who uncovered the figures, said: “The Government needs to look again at the sentencing guidelines.”
The NSPCC’s Jon Brown said jailing offenders “is the best way to keep children safe and it sends a clear message that we will not tolerate this horrific behaviour”.