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Savile plaque removed

by: Ben Simons - Last updated: 2012-10-13

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) has removed a memorial plaque that was put up for Sir Jimmy Savile.

The taking down of the plaque last week, follows recent public outcry that has seen the police investigate allegations that the former TV and radio personality abused children over a period of 40 years.

The special gold leaf plaque was unveiled ealier this year as a tribute to Saville who died October 2011 aged 84.

On its website, the LJWB describes the memorial plaques which cost £365 as: "The Tree of Life has detachable leaves which can be engraved with words in memory of loved ones and attached to the tree."