Ray Teret was one of two men held on suspicion of rape (MEN)
Ray Teret was one of two men held on suspicion of rape (MEN)

The former flatmate and chauffer of Jimmy Savile has been released on bail following his arrest on suspicion of historical child abuse.

Ray Teret, 71, was one of two men arrested at an address in Altrincham, Cheshire, on suspicion of rape by Greater Manchester Police investigating three separate claims of sexual abuse. The other man arrested has not been named.

A GMP spokesman said: "A 71-year-old man and a 61-year-old man arrested on suspicion of rape yesterday have been bailed until November 29 pending further inquiries."

Det Insp Simon Davies wanted to make it "absolutely clear" that Teret was not arrested as part as the Savile child abuse investigation nor do the allegations involve the former Jim'll Fix it Presenter.

Davis said: "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.

"Greater Manchester Police takes all reports of sexual abuse very seriously and we will look into any complaints and provide whatever support victims may need through the use of specially-trained officers.

Teret lived with Savile in a flat Salford in the 1960s and served as his driver and support DJ.