Grave could have become a "focus of vandalism"

Funeral Director, Robert Morphet speaks to ITV Daybreak about Sir Jimmy Savile's family's decision to have the headstone removed.

A spokesperson for Scarborough Borough Council said:

"We have been advised by the funeral directors, Joseph A Hey and Son, acting on behalf of Jimmy Savile's family, that the headstone at Woodlands Cemetery has been removed."

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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".