Secret plans are in place to remove the corpse of Jimmy Savile corpse from its reinforced concrete tomb before cremating the remains and scattering the ashes at an undisclosed location.
The Express reports: They were drawn up in 2012 after a number of people who have loved ones buried nearby complained to cemetery bosses about having to share the graveyard with the paedophile.
Savile’s family gave the move the green light, while Scarborough Cemetery in North Yorkshire has said ecclesiastical consent will not be a problem.
However, the plans were halted at the last minute because trustees of the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust did not want to pay the £20,000 cost.
The cash, the trust argued, was supposed to be going to good causes. Only the headstone has been removed, but the plans for an exhumation remain filed with the undertaker.
Scarborough councillor Colin Haddington, who has led calls for an exhumation, said:
“Jimmy Savile will be on people’s minds every time they lay flowers no matter how long it goes on.
“It would be better for everyone if he was dug up and cremated.
The undertakers visited the family in 2012 and the family agreed to the exhumation plan but then the trust refused to release any money to pay for it.