In March 1999, Ray Teret, Jimmy Saviles Chauffeur then  57, was jailed for six months for seducing and bedding a 15-year- old schoolgirl

November 2012

Jimmy Savile’s former chauffeur and flatmate has been arrested over historic abuse allegations

A former DJ who was a close friend of Jimmy Savile has been arrested on  suspicion of raping three schoolgirls.

Ray Teret, 71, (pictured right and below) was detained after police raided a flat on Wooodlands Road, Altrincham, on Thursday morning

The 71-year-old is being questioned on suspicion of raping the girls when they were aged under 16.

The alleged offences took place at different locations in Trafford during the 1960s and 70s.

A second man, aged 61, was also arrested at the same property. He was held on suspicion of raping one of the three girls

He was known as Jimmy Savile’s sidekick when the pair worked together at the Plaza dance hall in Oxford Road.

Mr Teret also worked as Savile’s chauffeur and they shared a flat in Salford during the 1960s.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said the allegations were not linked to the national investigation into abuse orchestrated by the late DJ and presenter Savile

However the arrests follow three separate allegations that were reported to Greater Manchester Police in recent weeks since the Savile scandal erupted.

Detective Inspector Simon Davies of Greater Manchester Police said: “The arrest follows an investigation by the serious sexual offences unit into three separate allegations of historic sexual abuse which have been reported to Greater Manchester Police since October 28.

“I want to make it absolutely clear that this is not an investigation into the late Jimmy Savile, nor do any of the allegations relate to any involvement by Savile. “The victims who have come forward have shown tremendous courage and our primary focus is to support these victims during what is clearly a very traumatic time for them. We have a duty to investigate their complaints thoroughly.”

Mr Teret worked as a pirate radio DJ in the North West in the 1960s and also had a show on Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio. He and Savile became close friends when they worked together at Manchester’s Plaza dance hall.

They shared a flat together in Salford in the 1960s and Teret also acted as Savile’s driver. The pair were so close that Teret would refer to Savile as ‘dad’ and the presenter would call him ‘son’.