Monday, December 15, 2014

Forgotten: Jimmy Savile's ice cream accomplice to be stripped of honours

Jimmy Savile with Peter Jaconelli in 1991
King of the Cornets Peter Jaconelli is believed to have been one of Savile’s key accomplices as children were allegedly targeted by high-profile figures in Scarborough during the 1970s and 80s.

The former Scarborough Mayor was made an honorary alderman of the Borough before he died in 1999 aged 73, but the Daily Express revealed how two women had named Jaconelli as part of a paedophile gang in the resort as revelations about former Radio One DJ Savile emerged last year.

Scarborough Council bosses are meeting on Friday to strip the dead broadcaster of his freedom of the borough but they are also set to raise the issue of Jaconelli’s honours being revoked after Scarborough Council Chief Executive Jim Dillon was last week contacted by a man claiming to have been abused by the legendary ice cream figure.

The matter is to be raised by Scarborough councillor Geoffrey Evans (Lib Dem) who claims he too was propositioned by Jaconelli as a young boy.  (more...)

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