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Cleared Saville probe BBC producer says police are arresting the wrong people

jimmysavile_200_02An ex-BBC producer freed without charge in the Jimmy Savile investigation has told the UK Sun newspaper how stars preying on young women became rife there.

Wilfred De’Ath said even top chiefs were involved and added: “Everyone at the BBC was at it — everyone.”

De’Ath, 75, said: “It would be quicker to tell you who wasn’t."

“There was a culture at the BBC, including very senior executives, who were at it. It went right up to heads of department.The police feel so humiliated by their lamentable failure to get Savile that they have come after all of us. You can tell in their faces how embarrassed they are”.

His statement comes as a household name in Australia was arrested in the UK last week and will face court in May. He cannot be named for legal reasons. (But we all know who he is, don't we?)

The operation has so far rounded up pop star Gary Glitter and comedians Freddie Starr and Jim Davidson as well as BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis.

De’ath says: “It’s come too late and police are arresting the wrong people”.

He revealed one former Radio 1 star feared being the next high-profile arrest and had admitted to De’Ath: “We didn’t check birth certificates in those days.”

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