Savile's coffin to be encased in concrete
Sir Jimmy Savile's final resting place has been encased in concrete amid fears thieves may target his gold-coloured coffin.
The belovedTV star passed away at the age of 84 last month, and he was buried in the coastal town of Scarborough on Thursday.
His relatives have been forced to protect the coffin as they worry opportunists may target the grave, according to the Daily Mirror.
A family friend tells the publication, "The irony is that there's no bling (jewellery) in the coffin and although the gold casket was seven foot long and imported from America, it's just steel that's been sprayed gold.
"The police were worried someone would come along with a JCB (digger) and the family didn't want to relocate the grave, so although cementing him in sounded cold, they have peace of mind now."
Local politician Robert Goodwill says, "It is a sign of the times that they have to take measures to prevent Jimmy's grave being desecrated. We made Sir Jimmy a freeman of Scarborough where he is held in great affection. I am sure the thought of anyone tampering with his final resting place will sicken all Scarborough people."
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