Ex-Radio 1 DJ Tony Wyn-Jones disgusted by the scale of Jimmy Savile scandal
A FORMER Radio 1 DJ from Neath has expressed his horror and disgust at the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Tony Wyn-Jones, who worked for the station from 1969 to 1973, said he was shocked when he heard news of the allegations and remained so now.
"I think it is absolutely disgusting," he said.
"I was shocked when I heard, I have got to be honest."
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A report released on Friday revealed that children as young as eight were abused by Savile.
The Met Police and NSPCC outlined offences at 13 hospitals, including Great Ormond Street in London and Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds.
Some 214 crimes were recorded across 28 police force areas, including 34 of rape or penetration, the report said.
Mr Wyn-Jones, 69, said he only met Savile on two occasions while working for Radio 1.
"It was very brief," he said.
"I first met him in 1969. I was on my way to a presenter's meeting and he happened to be there."
But the Blaenhonddan community councillor said he had been left upset as people had approached him and referred to him as "Jimmy Savile's friend".
He said: "People say that I was friends with Jimmy Savile but I only met him on two occasions.
"Someone came up to me in Llansamlet.
"But I only met the guy twice and it was such a long time ago.
"It is embarrassing and it has upset me."
Mr Wyn-Jones, who lives in Waunceirch and has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, said he felt that the press should leave the scandal to rest until the investigations were concluded.
"I really think it is about time the press leaves it alone and lets the authorities deal with the investigation and find out what is true and not true.
"It is going on and on. Lets keep the rest of the investigation in private and then release the findings.
"Every news bulletin is about the story," he said. "Let's just forget about him."
The former BBC presenter and Radio 1 DJ died aged 84 in October 2011, a year before the allegations emerged in an ITV documentary.
"He was just as you saw him on Jim'll Fix It," said Wyn-Jones who is still broadcasting on Swansea's Radio Tircoed.
"He was a showman and loved publicity."
Operation Yewtree has three strands — claims against Savile, claims against Savile and others, and claims against others.
The report marks the end of the investigation into claims against Savile.