Jimmy Savile's Scarborough honour to be removed

Councillors in Scarborough have voted for Jimmy Savile's name to be removed from the honour board for those granted freedom of the borough.

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Councillors vote to remove Savile's Scarborough award

Councillors in Scarborough have voted to remove Jimmy Savile's name from the honour board in the town for those granted freedom of the borough.

The television star was made a freeman of Scarborough in 2005.

The council decided to vote on whether or not to keep Savile's name on the board after allegations of sex abuse emerged about the former TV presenter.

The decision about whether to remove Jimmy Savile's name permanently from the board will be taken once the police inquiry into his activities is over.

To read more about this story, you can see more of ITV's Jimmy Savile coverage on:

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/story/2012-09-28/jimmy-savile-controversy/

Savile could lose Freedom of Scarborough award

Jimmy Savile could be stripped of his Scarborough award
Jimmy Savile could be stripped of his Scarborough award Credit: PA

Councillors in Scarborough are holding a meeting to decide whether to posthumously strip Jimmy Savile of his Freedom of Scarborough award.

They will vote on whether to remove the street names and memorial plaques erected in Jimmy Savile's name, as well as deciding on whether his name should be removed from the Honour Board for Freemen of the Borough.