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North Yorkshire Police Re-Open Operation Yewtree

North Yorkshire Police Re-Open Operation Yewtree

As a result of the BBC Inside Out Documentary covering the reports published by Real Whitby concerning Councillor Peter Jaconelli and the failure of North Yorkshire Police to arrest him, North Yorkshire Police have issued the following statement:


Historic allegations made on Inside Out – statement

Further to the historic allegations made against the late Peter Jaconelli, a former Mayor of Scarborough, on BBC1′s Inside Out (North East and Cumbria), 7.30pm, 10 February 2014:
North Yorkshire Police is considering the content of the programme, its effect on previous matters and the potential need for any future investigative work that would best serve the interests of those directly affected.  In so doing, North Yorkshire Police would encourage those individuals who took part in the programme, who were the subject of direct contact with the late Mr Jaconelli, to get in touch as soon as possible in order that their allegations and wishes are fully and properly considered.

Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, ask for the Force Control Room and state it is for the attention of Detective Superintendent Steve Smith.  Alternatively, contact can be made or information reported via email:

Operation Yewtee has three strands:

1.  Savile.

2.  Associates of Savile

3.  Persons unconnected with Savile.

Peter Jaconelli was a close associate of Savile and therefore falls within Strand 2 of Operation Yewtree.  The effect of this announcement is that North Yorkshire Police have had to re-open its Operation Yewtree investigation into Savile and his associates in Scarborough, thus vindicating the concerns raised by Real Whitby and the BBC.

Real Whitby will continue to monitor the investigation and keep our readers p to date with developments.

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