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Exhume disgraced Savile, says family

By Sam Neattie

A relative of Jimmy Savile has called for his body to be exhumed and cremated out of respect for other bereaved families.

Guy Marsden, a nephew of the disgraced DJ, said he “100%” supported families who called for Savile's body to be moved away from graves of their loved ones in Scarborough's Woodlands Cemetery over claims Savile abused 300 people over six decades.

Mr Marsden, of Leeds, said: “If it was one of mine who was buried there, I wouldn't like it if someone like Jimmy was in the same place.

“At the end of the day, they say his grave can be exhumed and they can cremate Jimmy Savile and put him in a private place known only to the family. But who'd want to visit him anyway? I wouldn't want to know.

“I know that a lot of my family would say the same,” he said.

Calls to dig up the late BBC star were made public at a Scarborough Borough Council meeting on Monday, during which the council voted to remove his name from its honours list.

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