Call to exhume disgraced Savile

COUNCILLORS were today told that Jimmy Savile’s body should be exhumed and cremated after complaints from a family who have a child buried alongside him.

The call came as members voted unanimously to immediately strike his name from Scarborough Council’s roll of honour and revoke his freedom of the Borough once the police investigation is over.

But council leaders said there was no point in investigating exhuming the entertainer because the decision on his final resting place was a matter for his family and the church authorities.

Savile who died last October aged 84 is now thought to be one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders, with Scotland Yard currently investigating allegations from 300 potential victims.

The entertainer, who had a long connection with the seaside resort is, buried in Woodlands Cemetery at a 45 degree angle so he could “see the sea”.

His £4,000 triple headstone – with the final epitaph “It was good while it lasted” – has already been removed and broken up for landfill at the request of the family.

Coun Colin Haddington today called for the disgraced entertainers body to be dug up.

He said:“I was approached by one of my constituents who informed me that her granddaughter is buried in Woodlands Cemetery and unfortunately Jimmy Savile has been buried very close to this lady’s granddaughter. This has caused a great deal of distress to the family.”

He said he was disappointed by the council’s decision but acknowledged the decision to exhume the body could only be made by Savile’s family.

Independent leader Peter Popple said he had originally put Savile’s name forward as a freeman in 2005.

“But we now know he had a black side,” he added.

“For years and years he made a home here in Scarborough and gained the trust, goodwill and friendship of people in the town. He betrayed that trust and goodwill by his black side and I know the hurt this has caused among his former friends in the borough.”

Council leader Tom Fox, Scarborough’s former police commander, proposed the motion to strike his name from the honours board.

He said it was an unprecedented move but his behavior had been so “grotesque and obscene” it was warranted.

The board is to be taken down tomorrow (Tuesday) morning so it can be sent away and altered.

Since 1974 the authority has granted freeman status to 20 individuals and groups including Sir Alan Ayckbourn and the Yorkshire Regiment.

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6:00pm Mon 5 Nov 12

CynicaloldGit says...

Well, there is a precedent, Charlie 2 had Oliver Cromwel's remains dug up, beheaded and his or what remained of his head put on a spike.......a bit OTT in my opinion, but what's good for the goose etc etc
Well, there is a precedent, Charlie 2 had Oliver Cromwel's remains dug up, beheaded and his or what remained of his head put on a spike.......a bit OTT in my opinion, but what's good for the goose etc etc CynicaloldGit

7:12pm Mon 5 Nov 12

joedarlo45 says...

So a family are distressed because Saville is close by and in the same cemetery???? Think all this is getting out of hand now.....Where does it end...Neighbours to his flat want it torn down?? Any car he may have driven...scrapped??.
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I dont think he can harm anyone now..
So a family are distressed because Saville is close by and in the same cemetery???? Think all this is getting out of hand now.....Where does it end...Neighbours to his flat want it torn down?? Any car he may have driven...scrapped??. . I dont think he can harm anyone now.. joedarlo45

7:47pm Mon 5 Nov 12

always right says...

joedarlo45 wrote:
So a family are distressed because Saville is close by and in the same cemetery???? Think all this is getting out of hand now.....Where does it end...Neighbours to his flat want it torn down?? Any car he may have driven...scrapped??. . I dont think he can harm anyone now..
I agree. But maybe if you have a car that belonged to saville,,well,you may be able to CLAIM COMPENSATION like everyone is trying to do. Anyway does this apply to every other pedo or such like that is buried ?. like you say its a bit silly now.
[quote][p][bold]joedarlo45[/bold] wrote: So a family are distressed because Saville is close by and in the same cemetery???? Think all this is getting out of hand now.....Where does it end...Neighbours to his flat want it torn down?? Any car he may have driven...scrapped??. . I dont think he can harm anyone now..[/p][/quote]I agree. But maybe if you have a car that belonged to saville,,well,you may be able to CLAIM COMPENSATION like everyone is trying to do. Anyway does this apply to every other pedo or such like that is buried ?. like you say its a bit silly now. always right

10:02pm Mon 5 Nov 12

Voice-of-reality says...

What utter nonsense - what do they think the corpse of Saville is going to do to the remains of their precious? I would have thought that worms in the ground do more harm. What will they do next petition St Peter?
What utter nonsense - what do they think the corpse of Saville is going to do to the remains of their precious? I would have thought that worms in the ground do more harm. What will they do next petition St Peter? Voice-of-reality

8:09am Tue 6 Nov 12

CynicaloldGit says...

I have no personal views either way, BUT imagine if Hitler or Eichman were to be butied alongside holocaust victims. Or perhaps Maggie Thatcher being laid to rest in a cemetry in a mining village she destroyed.
It has no physical effect, it's just how people see things as in insult perhaps to the memory of their child, even though these revelations only came to light after his burial.
It's called rubbing salt in the wounds or adding insult to injury.
I don't think Catholics belive in cremation, so it may be a way of getting back at him, always assuming that there is a Catholic God and a Catholic heaven?
I have no personal views either way, BUT imagine if Hitler or Eichman were to be butied alongside holocaust victims. Or perhaps Maggie Thatcher being laid to rest in a cemetry in a mining village she destroyed. It has no physical effect, it's just how people see things as in insult perhaps to the memory of their child, even though these revelations only came to light after his burial. It's called rubbing salt in the wounds or adding insult to injury. I don't think Catholics belive in cremation, so it may be a way of getting back at him, always assuming that there is a Catholic God and a Catholic heaven? CynicaloldGit

11:52am Tue 6 Nov 12

Voice-of-reality says...

To be buried next to Margaret would be like being buried next to a modern day deity. Of course more mines were actually closed before the 79-90 administration rather than during it. Finally, of course given the catholic church (and the likings of many of its priests) one may suspect that people should be more worrried as to what rewards Saville is getting there.
To be buried next to Margaret would be like being buried next to a modern day deity. Of course more mines were actually closed before the 79-90 administration rather than during it. Finally, of course given the catholic church (and the likings of many of its priests) one may suspect that people should be more worrried as to what rewards Saville is getting there. Voice-of-reality

5:57pm Tue 6 Nov 12

CynicaloldGit says...

Don't worry about being laid next to Maggie VoR, she's going straight to hell.....you on the other hand, may well be a decent chap and not going her way.
Don't worry about being laid next to Maggie VoR, she's going straight to hell.....you on the other hand, may well be a decent chap and not going her way. CynicaloldGit

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