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That photo of Frank Bruno, Peter Sutcliffe and Jimmy Savile

by | 11th, November 2012

THE third part in that amazing photograph of Jimmy Savile meeting the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, in Broadmoor is Frank Bruno. The former heavyweight boxer wants to put the record straight. Bruno was there opening a gym. He says Savile tricked him into shaking Sutcliffe’s hand. He says Savile apologised.

Bruno is called the “BOXING hero”. Of that 1991 meeting he says:

“I didn’t know who he was.”

Bruno says that after shaking hands, Savile said to him:

“You’ll never guess who that was.”


“That picture has hounded me. I want to say sorry to every victim’s family and anyone that was upset.”

In 2009, the  Sun relayed the words of a “source” :

“After chatting to Ronnie, Big Frank spotted the Yorkshire Ripper leaning back on a window ledge. He went over and was introduced… It was just incredible seeing Big Frank shaking the Yorkshire Ripper’s hand. There are probably more than a few people out there who would rather they met in the ring. Obviously Frank knew what Peter had done to those women. He was there to do a job and acted very politely. But when he turned round he raised his eyebrows as if to say, ‘My God, that was the Yorkshire Ripper’.”

On Savile he says:

“I am shocked 100 per cent. It’s like a bad dream. Savile touched underage girls. He is the last man I thought would ever have done these things. He was one of my favourite people. I knew nothing about it. It baffles me. It does not ring any bells. He never went into detail about girls but I don’t think he was short of them. I just feel sad now — sad to think he might have stooped that low.”

…I find it a shock to learn what happened. He was friends with Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

We are still stuck on the notion that fame, a title and money make you a cut above.

The Sun is trying to link Savile to Sutcliffe’s crimes. No proof that Savile was involved with the murders of at least 14 women and vicious attacks on at least 7 others has been presented by anyone, least

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