Apology over Jimmy Savile float

The members of the Twenty 10 club in Lauder have apologised after coming under fire for an "offensive and insensitive" Jimmy Savile themed float at the town's Common Riding.

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"Offensive" Jimmy Savile float wins third place at Lauder's Common Riding

The organisers of Lauder's Common Riding have come under fire for allowing an "offensive and insensitive" Jimmy Savile themed float to enter the fancy dress parade.

One man dressed up as the disgraced former television presenter while others wore schoolgirl uniforms.

Savile has more than 200 criminal offences recorded against his name, including more than 30 rapes.

The Jim'll Fix It themed float was entered into the Lauder parade by members of the local Twenty 10 Club on July 31.

It was awarded third place in the Best Vehicle category.

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