Following the bailing of Jimmy Savile’s ex-flatmate, a further 14 alleged victims of historic sex abuse have come forward to Greater Manchester Police.
Pirate DJ Ray Teret, 71, and another man, 61, were arrested by police on suspicion of rape at a home in Woodlands, Altrincham, after three victims contacted officers in light of the Savile sex scandal.
But the pair were released without charge on police bail until November 29 as detectives continue their investigations – now officers are investigating a total of 17 complaints that all happened in the Sale and Altrincham areas.
Detective Inspector Simon Davies said: “As we said at the outset of this investigation, our duty is to all those victims who have shown great courage to come forward and report they have been victims of historic sexual abuse.
“Because of the number of victims who have come forward since last week, our investigation is now both wide-ranging and complex and clearly we need to investigate every complaint thoroughly which will take time.
“The two men who were arrested have been released on bail until November 29 while we carry out these inquiries.”
The alleged offences date from 1962 to 1979 and occurred primarily in the Sale and Altrincham area of Manchester.
Officers are continuing to provide specialist support and welfare to all the victims and wanted to dismiss any link between Savile and his former chauffer Mr Teret.
“Again, I want to be absolutely clear that while the publicity surrounding the late Jimmy Savile and the investigation launched by the Metropolitan Police Service into his abuse was the genesis for this inquiry and victims coming forward, we are not investigating any complaints that Savile himself was either present or involved in any of the allegations.”
Anyone who is affected by this investigation can call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.