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Shamed star Savile’s old penthouse flat in Leeds sold for second time

Apartment block where Jimmy Savile had his penthouse flat.

Apartment block where Jimmy Savile had his penthouse flat.

Disgraced showbusiness star Jimmy Savile’s old home in Leeds has been sold for the second time since his death.

Documents lodged with the Land Registry show that the penthouse flat in Roundhay Park changed hands midway through last month.

A price of £300,000 was paid for the tastelessly-decorated three-bedroom property.

The new owners are reportedly a couple who are aware of the identity of its shamed ex-occupant.

Savile’s former home first went on the market in September 2012, shortly before he was exposed as a serial sex attacker.

It was bought in February last year for £250,000 by Leeds-based real estate firm CXI 92 Ltd. The firm said at the time that it intended to demolish and completely rebuild the property but that plan never came to fruition.

Savile died at the flat in October 2011, aged 84. A flood of allegations about his abusive behaviour was unleashed by an ITV documentary that aired a year later.

A subsequent report by the NSPCC and Metropolitan Police confirmed the former Top of the Pops host as one of the UK’s most prolific known sexual predators. It laid out details of more than 200 offences that formed a campaign of abuse spanning six decades.

Some are said to have taken place on BBC premises during Savile’s time as a presenter for the corporation. Others were reportedly committed at Leeds General Infirmary, where he worked as a volunteer porter.

 

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