But its the double standards which bother me the most. When Saville was implicated ITV news couldn't wait to point score against the BBC and lead with it. But when Fred Talbot (of Richard and Judy outside weathermap dancing fame and lead weatherman on Granada News) was wanted for historical abuse allegations and subsequently went abroad, ITV went quiet. Same with the two Corrie actors (Frank Foster and Kevin Webster), nothing more than brief mentions.
What will they do with Rolf? With ITV lead with "BBC Animal Hospital presenter Rolf Harris"? Will BBC counter with "ITV presenter from Rolfs Cartoon Time"?
How did one of his songs go -
Two little boys with two little toys......
NB. hero of mine so hope it is not true.
Rolf Harris lawyers cited Leveson in attempt to suppress news of arrest
Rolf Harris lawyers cited Leveson in attempt to suppress news of arrest | UK news | guardian.co.uk
1. Actions by Saville
2. Allegations against Saville and others
3. Allegations against others unconnected with Saville.
So potentially he could have been nicked for either of the last 2. Arresting him would give them time to interview him and make sure he doesn't disappear by putting him on bail.
It seems that if you were famous in the 1970s then you are fair game. I wonder if any of this will come back to bite the Met on the backside!
Sad situation as many of these people are national heroes. However, if they are guilty of sexual offences fair cop but I do wonder about all this - which national icon of that era will be besmirched next Benny Hill hasn't been in the news recently and he was responsible for the Fastest a milkman in the west?