Savile’s View sign is taken down

A footpath named in honour of Jimmy Savile only a week ago has had its signs taken down today as allegations of sexual abuse continue to surface.

A workman removed the signposts directing visitors to Scarborough seafront along Savile’s View near the star’s former flat on the Esplanade this morning.

It comes after police announced they had stepped up patrols around the footpath leading down to the Spa Bridge following a vandal attack on the gold coloured plaque outside Savile’s former home in Wessex Court.

The plaque, which was installed last month, was daubed with the words ‘rapist’ and ‘paedophile’.

Scarborough Council is also reviewing security arrangements at Woodlands Cemetery amid fears Savile’s £4,000 gravestone could also be targeted.

It follows allegations that the entertainer sexually abused teenage girls.

When the growing revelations began to surface, Scarborough’s Sir Jimmy Savile Memorial Steering Group, which was set up to honour his name, was forced to scrap plans to create a life-sized statue of Savile.