Disgraced showbiz star Jimmy Savile’s old home in Leeds has finally been sold, the Yorkshire Evening Post can reveal.
The penthouse flat went on the market last September, shortly before the late BBC TV and radio host was unmasked as a serial sex attacker.
Documents lodged with the Land Registry still showed Savile as the owner of the Roundhay property as recently as the middle of last month.
Now, however, the name of the registered owner on the documents has been changed to CXI 92 Ltd.
They also show the amount paid for the property and parking space was £250,000 and the deal was done on February 4.
The flat was expected to fetch in the region of £325,000 before its former owner’s crimes came to light.
Based on East Street in the centre of Leeds, CXI 92’s Companies House entry says its business is the “buying and selling of own real estate”.
It was not clear today what the firm intends to do with the Roundhay flat, which was bought by Leeds-born Savile in the 1970s. He died at the property in October 2011, aged 84.
Proceeds from its sale are expected to go to Savile’s estate, which has been frozen by his executor, NatWest Bank, ahead of possible compensation claims from his victims.
* The ITV investigative documentary that helped uncover the truth about Savile has won two industry awards.
Broadcast in October last year, Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile was named Scoop of the Year at the Royal Television Society’s Television Journalism Awards.
It also won the award for Home Current Affairs, with the judges describing it as “a sensation without ever being sensationalist”.