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William Tyrrell Inquest: Neighbour Has No Idea Why He's Been Called To Testify

A neighbour set to appear at the inquest into the disappearance and suspected abduction of William Tyrrell says he doesn’t know why he’s been called to give evidence.

Paul Savage, who lives opposite William’s grandmother’s house in Kendall, will be compelled to testify at one of the nation’s most anticipated coronial inquests in March.

But in a interview with 10 News First, he denied having any new information about the case.

Asked if he knew anything about what happened to William, he replied “no”.

He also said he had “no idea” why he was called to give evidence.

Members of the NSW Public Order and Riot Squad search bushland in Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast near where William disappeared, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Image: AAP)

Savage, in his 70s, was among the locals who mounted a search for the toddler in the hours after he disappeared from the front yard of the Benaroon Drive home, on the NSW Mid North Coast, in September 2014.

Savage appeared via phone at the first coronial hearing in December last year, where he told the court he would arrange for a lawyer to represent him when the inquest gets underway in March.

Another man who will be giving evidence is washing machine repairman Bill Spedding, who has previously been investigated as a person of interest in the case.

William Tyrrell, aged 3, disappeared from the NSW town of Kendall in September 2014. (Image: AAP/NSW Police)

He has always denied any involvement.

When asked if the two men knew each other, Savage claimed they had never met.

“Off the cuff, no, I don’t think so,” he said.

Police hope what they do know -- if anything -- about this baffling case will be revealed when the inquest begins in March.