Scarborough Council is meeting today to strip Jimmy Savile of his freedom of the borough. His names was removed from the role of honour last year, when it was also agreed in principal that his freedom should be revoked. This is the first time this sort of thing has happened.
The MP, and chair of the Home Affairs Committee, Keith Vaz has voiced his disappointment at the findings that Northumbria Police are considered to be the worst in the country when it comes to dealing with complaints.
Northumbria Police handling of complaints worst in the country
A report by the Government's Home Affairs Committee has highlighted failings in the way Northumbria Police deals with complaints.
The report was looking into the work of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
It revealed that when it came to appeals against the Northumbria Force's handling of specific complaints against it, the IPCC had ruled the force had made the wrong decision in 53% of cases.
Errors in the decision about whether to record a complaint ar particularly deleterious, as they give the complainant the impression from the outset that a case is not being taken seriously, or even that the force is trying to cover up misconduct