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Sir Jimmy Savile's gravestone removed

The headstone on Sir Jimmy Savile's grave has been removed after his family requested it be taken away out of "respect to public opinion".

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Council removes Savile's gravestone

The family of Sir Jimmy Savile ordered the council to remove the headstone from his grave in Scarborough. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The headstone of the late Sir Jimmy Savile has been removed from his grave in North Yorkshire.

Scarborough Borough Council said the memorial was removed from Woodland's Cemetary in the early hours of this morning.

Sir Jimmy Savile's headstone was removed from his grave at midnight. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

It follows accusations the former television presenter sexually abused young girls. The work was carried out on behalf of Savile's family.

Savile's original headstone before it was demolished. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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