Sir Jimmy Savile’s penthouse in Roundhay Park, Leeds to be demolished

Louis Theroux, Jimmy Savile

It’s been revealed today that the penthouse flat where the late DJ and TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile lived – and where he was interviewed by documentary maker Louis Theroux – is to be demolished in the wake of the scandal that’s seen hundreds of people accusing Savile of having sexually assaulted them.

The apartment in Roundhay Park, Leeds, is where Savile lived alone for thirty years right up to his death in 2011, and it’s alleged to be where Savile carried out many of the attacks.

The Daily Star reports that the property has been purchased by a developer who plans to knock it down and rebuild on the site.

An unnamed source said, “The guy who has bought the flat wants to start again so there won’t be a single window or wall remaining from when Savile was there…

 

 

“An architect will design a brand new penthouse to sit on top of the block.

“The only thing left will be the lift but he’s even thinking of swapping that.”

jimmy savile's leeds home

Following the hundreds of allegations made about Savile, police opened an inquiry into the conduct of Savile and “others” which is entitled, Operation Yewtree…

The investigation has of course seen the arrests of several male celebrities who’ve been accused of historic sexual abuse against men and women.

However, as yet, nobody has been found guilty of any crime though several of those arrested have been charged with offences and bailed. They include of course convicted paedophile Gary Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd.

Here’s a clip of what’s believed to have been Savile’s last radio interview before his death…

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