Jimmy Savile is today lying in an unmarked grave after a dead-of-night operation to remove his £4,000 headstone at the request of his family.
Undertakers worked in the dark to rip out the giant memorial and have said it will ‘be broken up, placed in a skip and used as landfill’.
- Savile was yesterday accused by police of carrying out four decades of sickening offences on a ‘national scale’
- Scotland Yard receives ‘range of names’ among 120 potential leads andcontacts BBC and ITV for details of victims who are willing to co-operate
- Savile’s Scarborough headstone removed at family’s request
- ‘Out of respect to public opinion, to those who are buried there, and to those who visit there, we have decided to remove it,’ they said
- It will be smashed and dumped in landfill three weeks after it was installed
- Police have already identified at least 30 victims of Savile who was at his offending peak at the height of his fame during the 1970s and 1980s
- Celebrities likely to be questioned include convicted paedophiles Gary Glitter and Jonathan King
- Greater Manchester Police also confirm they are now investigating Savile