Sir Jim laid to rest

Jimmy Savile funeral cortege drives slowly along Foreshore Road, Scarborough, which was lined with thousands of onlookers.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  114530b   10/11/11
Jimmy Savile funeral cortege drives slowly along Foreshore Road, Scarborough, which was lined with thousands of onlookers. Picture by Andrew Higgins 114530b 10/11/11

SIR Jimmy Savile has been buried in Scarborough after his family, friends and fans gathered to say their final goodbyes.

The Jim’ll Fix It star was laid to rest in Woodlands Cemetery in a golden coffin which was buried at a 45 degree angle to allow him to “see the sea.”

Hundreds of wellwishers lined Esplanade and Foreshore Road to catch a glimpse of the veteran DJ as his funeral cortege passed by.

A short service was led by Father Martin Kelly, of the Diocese of Leeds, who said: “We gather with the people of Scarborough, led by the deputy mayor, who have shown their great affection for Jimmy by the way they have lined the streets and come out to honour him.

“He was very proud of being a freeman of the borough of Scarborough, so it is right that he comes here now, to his second home.”

See tomorrow’s Evening News for full reports and pictures of Sir Jim’s funeral.