Saville could lose place in GNR Hall of Fame

Sir Jimmy Saville could be stripped of his place in The Great North Run Hall of Fame. The police are investigating complaints that the television presenter, who died last year, raped and sexually assaulted girls in the 1960s and 1970s.

He was inducted into The Great North Run Hall of Fame in 2009 for his contributions to the half marathon. Organisers say they're monitoring the situation and there has never been any suggestion of inappropriate behaviour by him at any of their events.