From today’s Savile Report
[DS David] Gray said Savile was not part of a paedophile ring but detectives were investigating whether he was part of a loose network of paedophiles who knew each other and took advantage of their position to sexually abuse children.
And from Guy Marsden, Jimmy Savile’s nephew.
At 13, Guy and three friends hitch-hiked to London ‘for an adventure’. They returned home about five weeks later but regularly ran away to the capital for similar periods.
On the first trip in 1967, the group of boys went to Euston Station and were quickly invited to a grubby flat by men who recognised them as easy prey, although Guy says he was never abused.
‘About four days later’, Jimmy Savile turned up at the flat where they were staying. ’He recognised me and I thought “this is it, I’m going to get in big trouble here”. I hadn’t been in touch with my parents to tell them where I was. But Uncle Jimmy just took us away to a much better place’. Savile turned up by coincidence at the address because he mixed with ‘fellow child molester’, said Guy.
The group of runaways ended up in a fabulous house – believed to belong to a famous pop impresario – with a big indoor swimming pool. The celebrity home was one of the party venues.
‘At night you would get about 15 or 20 people turning up. There would be music and tables full of food, we couldn’t believe it. There was everything we needed and we just hung around.
‘At first we automatically assumed the children lived there, but we soon realised they didn’t. They would be brought there, sometimes by Uncle Jimmy, and would stay for six or seven hours until 3 or 4am. They were just little kids, boys and girls.
‘Two or three would go off and come back later. The really strange thing was that they didn’t come out the bedrooms kicking and screaming. None of them seemed to be in any distress, but there is no doubt at all in my mind what they were being used for.
Savile’s nephew Guy said children would be brought to house parties, ‘sometimes by Uncle Jimmy, and would stay for six or seven hours until 3 or 4am. They were just little kids, boys and girls.’
‘They used to say they were “playing.” You heard sounds and moans and groans coming from the bedroom and knew what was going on.’
Guy said he believed he and his friends were there to ‘keep the kids happy’. He said: ‘I didn’t think anything about it at the time, maybe because there was no such thing as paedophiles back then. I never saw Jimmy Savile sexually abuse any of the children, but as far as I am concerned he was part of a paedophile ring at those parties.’