As the allegations against the late Sir Jimmy Savile continue to swell, residents of the Yorkshire coastal town of Scarborough were probably relived to see the back of 'Savile View' - a footpath named after the television presenter.

The local council were given no choice but to remove a sign marking the footpath this week. It's the latest tribute to the entertainer to be removed in the area, with a plaque outside Savile's former home taken down last week after it was defaced and vandalised. Bill Chatt, a Scarborough Borough Council cabinet member, told the BBC, "The revelations last week made us aware this was a big issue for the borough and we decided to remove the signs until the investigation by the Metropolitan Police is concluded." Sir Jimmy had a long-association with the town and was buried in Scarborough following his death in October 2011. "I think he saw this as his spiritual home. I was shocked when I heard so many people on television saying 'we knew he was a wrong 'un' when we had thought he was a good 'un."

Security at the cemetery in which Savile is buried has been stepped up in recent days after an ITV exposure documentary claimed he had sexually abused several underage girls during his career. The allegations are as yet unproved, though police have launched an investigation.