Breaking News: Scarborough Savile statue scrapped

The late Sir Jimmy Savile, who had a holiday home in Scarborough, and is now at the centre of child sex abuse allegations.
The late Sir Jimmy Savile, who had a holiday home in Scarborough, and is now at the centre of child sex abuse allegations.
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Plans for a Scarborough statue of Sir Jimmy Savile to recognise his charity endeavours have been dropped.

The action follows a wave of allegations about his conduct with under-age girls.

�  Tony Bartholomew     07802 400651/mail@bartpics.co.uk'3rd October 2012''COPY MARK BRANAGAN'A special gold plaque erected last week by Scarborough and District Civic Society out side the flat on Scarborough's South Cliff where Sir Jimmy Savile lived which has been vandalised following recent allegations.

� Tony Bartholomew 07802 400651/mail@bartpics.co.uk'3rd October 2012''COPY MARK BRANAGAN'A special gold plaque erected last week by Scarborough and District Civic Society out side the flat on Scarborough's South Cliff where Sir Jimmy Savile lived which has been vandalised following recent allegations.

A spokesman for The Scarborough Sir Jimmy Memorial Group said: “The idea of a memorial followed the outpouring of national and local public affection for Sir Jimmy and was inspired by the best of intentions.

“But the idea was shelved in the light of the accusations and the sensitivity of the issues raised.”

The Civic Society gilt-plaque installed the wall of Sir Jimmy’s apartment last month has been removed after it was vandalised.