Savile stripped of honour

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Jimmy Savile has been stripped of his Freeman of the Borough status.

Scarborough Borough Council made the decision to remove his name from its honours board at a meeting this afternoon.

Cllr Tom Fox’s proposal was backed by councillors.

Savile was awarded the title in 2005.

The honour has been removed pending the outcome of the Metropolitan Police inquiry into the sex abuse allegations levelled at the star.