Jimmy Savile recounts 'marvellous' mugging
- 16 November 2007
'A formal inquiry launched by the Metropolitan Police Service in 2012 into historic allegations of child sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile and others. The report of the investigations undertaken jointly by the police and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Giving Victims a Voice, was published on 11 January 2013. It reported allegations covering a period of fifty years, including 214 alleged acts by Savile which, though uncorroborated, have been formally recorded as crimes.' (Wikipedia)
Sir Jimmy Savile was robbed by a woman in Leeds who made off with his John Lennon-style glasses, an experience he compared to being chased by fans in his heyday.
The 81-year-old said he was in a hotel corridor when the woman grabbed his glasses and made off with them.
He reported the incident to the police, but later said: 'The fact I've not been mugged for over 50 years, I thought it was marvellous, it was just like old times.'
The former DJ said he had been equipped with a spare pair of glasses.
'I've told the police that if the girl turns up and I get my glasses back, I will give her a box of chocolates for giving me a 1950s thrill in 2007.'