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Sir Jimmy reunited with glasses
Sir Jimmy Savile
Sir Jimmy compared the experience to being chased by fans
Sir Jimmy Savile has been reunited with his glasses days after they were snatched by a female prankster.

British Transport Police (BTP) have fixed it for the veteran star to get his John Lennon style spectacles back.

The glasses were snatched from Sir Jimmy's face as he left a function at the Queen's Hotel in Leeds last week.

The 81-year-old, who lives in the city's Roundhay area, compared the experience to being chased by fans in the 1960s and said it was "marvellous".

'String vests'

Sir Jimmy told the BBC that it was good old fashioned detective work that had tracked down his glasses.

He said officers had found out the woman's identity and tracked her down to a bar in Leeds over the weekend where they retrieved his glasses.

A spokeswoman for BTP said the woman had snatched his spectacles as "a bit of a prank" and that no further action would be taken against her.

Sir Jimmy said: "If this lady wants a souvenir, I do a good line in wearing string vests and if she wants to wrestle it off me then that's perfectly fine."

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