ALTRINCHAM DJ and Jimmy Saville’s long-term friend, Ray Teret, has been charged with numerous historic sexual offences, relating to 15 victims.

Teret, 72, of Woodlands Road, is charged with 32 offences in all, including15 counts of rape of a female under 16, one count of gross indecency with a child under 13 and count of possession of extreme pornography.

He appeared at Manchester City Magistrates’ Court on October 26 and was bailed until he next appears at Manchester Crown Court on November 15.

He did not enter a plea.

The former Piccadilly Radio and pirate DJ, who shared a flat with Saville for a time, is alleged to have abused his victims between 1962 and 1996, primarily in the Greater Manchester area.

As part of a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) investigation, William Harper, 65, of Ash Grove, Stretford, is charged with conspiracy to rape a girl under 16 and attempt rape of a female under the age of 16 and Alan Ledger, 62, of Normans Place, Altrincham is charged with indecent assault of a female under 16 and aiding and abetting the rape of a female under 16.

Both are due to appear before Manchester City Magistrates' Court on October 30.
DCI Graham Brock said: “This has been a complex investigation that was originally launched in October 2012 when an initial complaint was made to GMP.

“Since that time, we have carried out extensive and wide-ranging inquiries and interviewed a number of people as part of that investigation.

“It has been important those inquiries were carried out thoroughly so that, in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, we have been able to secure a number of charges.

“It is now very important that we make no further comment and allow the correct legal process to take its course unimpeded and without prejudice.

“We will continue to support all those women who have come forward and offer them whatever welfare they need through the use of specially-trained officers."