IPCC referral over Savile welcomed

IPCC referral over Savile welcomed
IPCC referral over Savile welcomed Photo: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Jimmy Savile was once of the Scarborough's most famous faces, now he's one of the town's most shameful.

North Yorkshire Police is now being investigated over how it handled allegations of abuse made against Savile and one of his friends who was a prominent businessman in the town, Peter Jaconelli.

Today, the leader of Scarborough council welcomed news North Yorkshire police referred itself to the police watchdog over its handling of the case.

Gregg Easteal reports.