SAVILE: DID HE ADMIT MURDER?
Shamed Jimmy Savile is now officially one of Britain's worst ever sex offenders
Sunday October 28,2012 By Ben Borland
PAEDOPHILE Jimmy Savile "confessed" to murder on national television,
sparking new fears that the monster's reign of terror may have been worse than
He was speaking in 2002 after the infamous Louis Theroux documentary, in which the shamed pervert was secretly filmed boasting about his brutal criminal past as a nightclub proprieter in Leeds.
Brandishing one of his trademark cigars, he hisses: "I mean, he was having a go to try and get a bit of salacious TV so of course I suddenly drop into Godfather mode.
"If he wants to die, he can die. He won't be the first that I've put away."
At the time, Theroux laughed off the apparent threat and said he took Savile's menacing words "with a grain of salt".
However, detectives were yesterday urged to "keep an open mind" about whether the now-notorious presenter may have been telling the truth.
'Savile was very much a teaser, he liked to titillate people to get attention'---Forensic psychologist Dr Ian Stephen
Shamed Savile is now officially one of Britain's worst ever sex offenders, with police dealing with up to 300 victims and more expected to emerge.
It has also emerged that he boasted of his links to organised crime and the IRA, had a bizarre relationship with serial killer Peter Sutcliffe and a macabre fascination with dead bodies.
Yesterday, one of Britain's leading criminologists urged police to consider investigating Savile as a suspect in historic 'cold case' murders and missing persons investigations.
Forensic psychologist Dr Ian Stephen said: "Paedophiles are a totally different type of criminal altogether from people who have killed women in a prolific manner. It would be very unusual to find somebody of that type, but having said that he had the money and he had the power.
"In a sense what he was saying [in the documentary] was I'm telling you this but you don't know, that's the way he lived his life. He was the nice guy who did all sorts of things for charity, that's the man you see but there's a side to me that you don't see.
"Its like Peter Tobin, he won't tell anybody what he's done, it is all a big game for him. Tobin is in a different league to Savile, but he played games as well. All the things he did were games, his TV programmes, his charities, being around people in hospitals - they were all games.
"He was saying, 'I'm the great Jimmy Savile' and at the same time he's going around groping young people. It is possible that he upped the game, that he needed to get that buzz from getting away with it, and the question is does he increase it? There is always that risk with people who are sensation seekers, they sometimes get bored and raise it and the possibilities are there."
Dr Stephen also said the Metropolitan Police and other forces should "keep an open mind" with regards to Savile and any open murder cases.
He said: "They could be looking at places he was, places where people disappeared, that is how they have done it with other people.
"I don't know if they can get anything from that but if some of his victims start talking about attempts to kill them, or instances where the abuse turned physical as opposed to sexual, they might start looking around other possibilities."
Yesterday, it emerged that Savile had assaulted one of his victims live on air during a crowded scene on Top of the Pops.
Dr Stephen, who has worked on a number of serial killer cases and advised the makers of TV's Cracker, said he probably got a thrill from committing crimes - or admitting them - in front of the nation.
He said: "Savile was very much a teaser, he liked to titillate people to get attention, it gave him a feeling of power to raise questions without people actually knowing the truth.
"He liked to have the knowledge that he was Jimmy Savile and he was untouchable. He had this image that he was a good person and it must have been hard to keep up, almost too hard."
Savile was one of several celebrities who had featured on Theroux's documentaries who were interviewed for Living With Louis, which was broadcast on the BBC in 2002.