Sick ghouls still leave flowers on the unmarked grave of celebrity sex abuser Jimmy Savile – nine years after his death.
The fiend – whose life and crimes are set to be made into a blockbuster TV drama – was buried in the seaside town of Scarborough in a gold coffin with a £4,000 headstone bearing the epitaph: "It Was Good While It Lasted".
The headstone was removed and broken up to leave no trace of the burial spot after the Jim’ll Fix It and Top Of The Pops host was later exposed as a sex monster feared to have abused up to 1,000 victims, some as young as two.
But devotees still visit the cemetery in the North Yorkshire town to pay tribute to the monster.
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They also stop at Savile’s sea view flat in Scarborough and the penthouse in Leeds where he also lived to pay their `respects’ and swap snaps with like-minded fans.
A source said: "People still drop by and leave the odd bunch of flowers.
"These people seem to think that because Savile never had the chance to refute the claims made against him that he’s innocent.
"But the evidence against him was overwhelming and if he was alive today he’d be in a prison cell."
The BBC has announced it is planning a mini-series about Savile’s reign of terror.
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The Reckoning – which will be shown on BBC One – will tell the story of the presenter’s rise and the sexual abuse scandal that emerged after his death.
Executive producer Jeff Pope said it was "a story that has to be told".
He said: "We must understand why a man like Jimmy Savile seemed to remain immune for so long to proper scrutiny and criminal investigation."
Savile was one of the UK’s top entertainers in the 1970s and 80s.
When he died in 2011 aged 84 he left an estimated £4.3m fortune.
Never prosecuted while alive, an ITV documentary by investigator Mark Williams-Thomas following Savile’s death unmasked him as an abuser.
Inquiries found the broadcaster had leveraged his involvement in organisations such charities, hospitals, prisons and the BBC to prey on hundreds of people – mostly vulnerable young females.
BBC drama controller Piers Wenger said the new drama did not intend to sensationalise these crimes "but to give voice to his victims".
He said: "We will work with survivors to ensure their stories are told with sensitivity and respect and to examine the institutions which Jimmy Savile was associated with and the circumstances in which these crimes took place.
"Drama has the ability to tackle sensitive real life subjects and consider the impact of a crime on its survivors and what lessons can be learnt to stop this ever happening again."
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