The family of disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile have removed his headstone in a Scarborough cemetery overnight, saying, "they were dismantling the triple headstone memorial" out of respect to public opinion "following allegations he sexually abused girls".
Savile was buried there in a gold coffin after his death, aged 84, in October 2011. There was speculation about its contents as the coffin was later encased in concrete as a "security measure" The triple headstone was only unveiled last month and had the inscription "It was good while it lasted".
This latest action to remove commemorations to Savile in Scarborough follows: the removal of a footpath sign, a plaque outside his flat, after the words "rapist" and "paedophile" were written on it. And ,a wooden statue of Sir Jimmy, which stood outside Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow. As the Police inquiry continues, Scotland Yard has said it is pursuing 120 separate lines of inquiry and there could be 30 victims who were abused by Jimmy Savile.
Written and presented by Ann Salter