Jimmy Savile abuse claims

Police say Jimmy Savile was a predatory paedophile. They are investigating complaints from alleged victims dating back to the 1950s.

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Savile nephew backs cremation call

Jimmy Savile Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A relative of Jimmy Savile has called for his body to be exhumed and cremated out of respect for other bereaved families.

Guy Marsden, a nephew of the disgraced DJ, said he "100%" supported families who called for Savile's body to be moved away from the graves of their loved ones in Scarborough's Woodlands Cemetery following claims that Savile abused 300 people over six decades.

Mr Marsden, of Leeds, said: "If it was one of mine who was buried there, I wouldn't like it if someone like Jimmy was in the same place. Our thoughts are with their loved ones."

Mr Marsden, a roofer, stressed that no formal plans to exhume Savile had been made and he has not been offered any official guidance on the matter, but said he would support the plans if they went ahead.


Savile's Freeman of Scarborough status

There are calls for Jimmy Savile's body to be dug up from a cemetery in Scarborough, his adopted second home.

A woman whose granddaughter is buried in a neighbouring plot says he's causing as much distress in death as he allegedly did in life. It's come on the day Scarborough council decided to remove his name from the list of Freemen of the borough.

And all this as lawyers filed claims for damages from dozens of victims of his alleged sexual abuse. Jon Hill reports.

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