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Jimmy Savile.. Police pursue 120 lines of inquiry

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Kay???? Report 23 Oct 2012 11:37

as I put earlier on this thread.......

there maybe many others who lead a limelight life quaking for a fearful knock at the door.........


aivlyS Report 23 Oct 2012 11:43

So you turned a blind eye then John .. ? As for the first part of your post totally irrelevent .


JustJohn Report 23 Oct 2012 11:48

iavlyS That is what I wrote. You must be my judge.


Island Report 23 Oct 2012 11:52

I'm speechless!!! :-S :-S :-S


Julia Report 23 Oct 2012 11:58

Yes, and so am I, Island.
Totally unbeliebable

Julia in Derbyshire

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 23 Oct 2012 12:05

I'll assume it was naivety at the time rather than lack of concern John that prevented you from saying something and that the mention of gay men is incidental to the rest of the post , as we all know that being gay does not make one more likely to be a paedophile ( Heavy emphasis on that!)

There are men who go to these places because they know that poverty drives young boys and girls to prostitution... and that the chances of being caught and punished are minimal because of that.

I'd prefer to hope there are rather more like a family friend who was in India for work with a number of his workmates, who, touched by the extreme poverty, ( yet generous and cheerful spirit of the people) spent their spare time and own money helping a family, who had nothing. And continued to do so after their return to UK.

one of the truest quotations, which certainly seems to apply to the JS case.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke


JustJohn Report 23 Oct 2012 12:16

When the locals in Kerala realised I was heterosexual and on my own, several times they pointed to attractive women and said "would you like an Indian wife, Mr John?"

These women were wives of fishermen, I discovered. And again a way of supplementing the average £5 a day family subsistence income. I made my excuses.

Back to thread hopefully now. Don't think I will be asked to contribute to any of inquiries. Just hope you think my observations are of some interest.

I was thinking there was a link between these men "having fun" in India and presumably places like Thailand and using similar expressions and behaviour in the UK. Obviously a web of deceit.

Rose Never thought of myself as naive. Always look for best in people, and often am shocked by man's inhumanity to man (man = mankind). So must be naive. But haven't most of us been hoodwinked by Glitter and Savile over the years?


Stephen2009 Report 23 Oct 2012 12:18


Your little saying at the end of your Post reminded me of the following
The Jummy Saville 'Nothing People' will all be sh****ng their trousers just now.

The Nothing People

They do not lie;
they just neglect to tell the truth.
They do not take;
they simply cannot bring themselves to give.
They do not steal;
they scavenge.
They will not rock the boat;
but did you ever see them pull an oar!
They will not pull you down;
they'll simply let you pull them up and let that pull you down.
They do not hurt you;
they merely will not help you.
They do not hate you;
they merely cannot love you.

They do not burn you;
They just fiddle while you burn.
They are the nothing people:
the sins-of-omission people
the neither-good-nor-bad
Because the good, at least keep busy trying
and the bad try just as hard.
Both have that character
that comes from caring, action and conviction.
So give me every time
an honest sinner, or even a saint.
But, God and Satan, get together
and protect me from the nothing people.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Oct 2012 12:22

And hind-sight is a wonderful thing!

Yesterday's DM on line had an article by one of their female journalists. She recounted that she was aware that a father-figure friend was an abuser. The survivor (now an adult0 wouldn't report it. Without 'proof' or co-operation how could she do so?

That's half the problem with rumours and 3rd party knowledge.

The comments directed to her on her page were much the same as on here.

John - for your own peace of mind, have you considered now going to the police? They may say that there is not much that they can do, but at least you would have tried.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 23 Oct 2012 12:24

Stephen not seen that before, it's excellent, I shall save it! :-D


JustJohn Report 23 Oct 2012 12:35

DET It would have been Indian police. And it seemed to be accepted practice and quite blatant anyway.

Fortunately, I was able to spend a lot of time with "good" people. I went to church whilst I was there and befriended a local Baptist Pastor who was providing training opportunities (sewing classes) for about 20 wives of fishermen. I would say prayers with them every morning (me in English and him translating in local Malalayam) and try and help. It only costs £7 a week to run the school!!!

Back to Savile and his cronies, please. Thread not about me or India. :-( :-(


aivlyS Report 23 Oct 2012 13:30

No the thread is not about you and I ndia John .. so why bring it up again ? OH you went to church while there , oh well if that makes you feel better about turning a blind eye ...


Julia Report 23 Oct 2012 13:36

Here,here transposed Sylvia. Having just rea through the recent additions to this thread, I totally agree with you. Not necessary once, let alone, more than once

Julia in Derbyshire


Merlin Report 23 Oct 2012 13:46

I suppose we could all relate stories about the places we have been to and things we have done there,but this is not about us, its about the people who have been abused and badly let down by the powers that be at the time. I,m only surprised he has,nt mentioned the "Girlie Boys" which are prevelent in India and surrounding Countries. :-S


JustJohn Report 23 Oct 2012 16:07

There is a possible connection between this Savile case and India. That's why I shared it with you. It may be of interest to someone. Sorry if it inflames/bores others.

Sylvia backwards then asked if I had reported the possible soliciting of youngish boys. Not sure why she asked, but I answered her. Then those on the moral high ground waded in.

Merlin makes my point for me. It is a very different world. When you are on holiday you don't tend to report things that you might report at home. Taboos, customs and laws are different around the world.


~Lynda~ Report 23 Oct 2012 16:09

A question to those who watched Panorama last night....

During the film clips of JS's shows, did I see a clip of Freddie Starr? He wasn't named, and he didn't speak, he just stepped from the audience, but as he walked down the steps, the film was frozen a couple of times, even if it wasn't him, I wonder why this person was shown, with no audio, unless of course I missed something?

By the way, if a British person is involved in child abuse, in another Country, that person can be prosecuted, if the police are informed in the U.K. I know this for certain, because I once dealt with a case like that here in the U.K


JustJohn Report 23 Oct 2012 16:20

Lynda I never saw anything like that to be able to report them. I knew it was going on. I would have a walk to the fisherman's village about 3 miles away with my "friends" - both in late 60's and openly gay. Young boys would cycle over to talk to them and I walked a distance away and waited. They would sometimes begin to compare the merits of young boys in the evening, but I would leave and go back and read a book on the verandah. That side of their lives made me feel very sick, to be honest.

I made it very clear to them I thought it was very wrong what they were doing. But, no, did not report it to anybody. And lost touch with them anyway.

Don't know about FS, but think we will see a lot of things now begin to unravel :-( :-(


AnnCardiff Report 23 Oct 2012 16:33

Freddie Starr was mention by the lady who was at Duncroft school

Now Freddie Starr denies all allegations and insists no young girls ever went into his room backstage at any concert

I refute that - my friend along with a companion went to his show at the Double Diamond Club in Caerphilly many moons ago - they went for an autograph - both were invited into his room - her friend was rather well endowed up top and FS commented - "you don't get many of those to the pound" - so his denial is a lie


supercrutch Report 23 Oct 2012 16:47

I believe Starr did not turn up for a planned show a few weeks ago when his name was being bandied around.

John, I am really peed of with this comment......

Lynda I never saw anything like that to be able to report them. I knew it was going on. I would have a walk to the fisherman's village about 3 miles away with my "friends" - both in late 60's and openly gay. Young boys would cycle over to talk to them and I walked a distance away and waited. They would sometimes begin to compare the merits of young boys in the evening, but I would leave and go back and read a book on the verandah. That side of their lives made me feel very sick, to be honest.

My gay friends (aged between mid 20s and 60s) would be bloody insulted if they were viewed in that way.

If that side of their lives made you sick perhaps you should have ditched them as friends!

That's not being gay that's being perverts!

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 23 Oct 2012 16:49 weren't seeing things it was a youngish Freddie Starr.

He was trying to sit amongst the very young audience..