Bruno’s ‘ghost’

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ EX­CLU­SIVE by JOE HIN­TON

BOXING leg­end Frank Bruno claims he is still “haunted” by pic­tures taken of him with Jimmy Sav­ile.

The star de­stroyed pho­to­graphs show­ing him cosy­ing up to sick Sav­ile and York­shire Rip­per Peter Sut­cliffe at Broad­moor hospi­tal where the tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity was a reg­u­lar vis­i­tor. Bruno, 55, says he never wants a pho­to­graph of him with Sav­ile reprinted again.

The for­mer heavy­weight champ said af­ter be­ing treated in hospi­tal for bipo­lar dis­or­der he be­came dis­gusted with him­self over his friend­ship with Sav­ile.

He said: “I had to come to terms with a sick­en­ing truth – the fact that Jimmy Sav­ile, a per­son I’d called a friend for more than 20 years, was in fact a mon­ster.”

Bruno added that even af­ter he de­stroyed the pho­tos show­ing him and Sav­ile, the pae­dophile’s “ghost” still kept him awake at nights.

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