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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Scarborough to strip Savile of honours

Scarborough Council plans to remove Jimmy Savile's name from its Honour Board for "Freeman of the Borough". It says it also "fully supports" the removal of street signs, a memorial plaque - and his headstone.

The stripping of honours is expected to be endorsed by the full council at a meeting next week. In a statement the council says:

"This Council wishes to send its heartfelt support to, and acknowledge the courage of those who have come forward having suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of the alleged serial predatory sexual offender, Sir Jimmy Savile. In addition, this Council, in further acknowledgment of the serious predatory sexual allegations spanning over six decades, agrees that if the Council had been aware of such revelations at the time of Sir Jimmy Savile’s nomination for 'Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Scarborough' the Council would have refused it.

– Scarborough Borough Council

It is proposed to remove Jimmy Savile's name from the Honour Board pending the final report from the Metropolitan Police, when the Council will make a permanent decision.

Inquiry opens into Savile activities

Exactly a year after he died, an inquiry opened today into the activities of Jimmy Savile - once lauded as a fundraising hero, now reviled as a sexual predator who may have abused hundreds of children.

It'll focus on the time Savile worked at the BBC. Today it was revealed he'd been banned from taking part in Children In Need events. This weekend police arrested former pop star Gary Glitter as part of their inquiries - more arrests are expected to follow.

Meanwhile Savile's nephew Roger Foster says he's appalled at the claims and praised his uncle's alleged victims for coming forward.Chris Kiddey reports.


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