Sick Savile still funds Leeds

Cash from the disgraced entertainer is being used for a medical scholarship

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Money from pervert Jimmy Savile is still being used to fund scholarships at Leeds, despite allegations of rape and child abuse against the entertainer.

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In 2008, Savile donated £300,000 to fund the Leeds Undergraduate Research Enterprise (LURE).

His funding for the programme will continue until 2013.

LURE is a scholarship scheme for medical students with ambitions to become academic clinicians.

Students on the scheme are given a bursary so they can undertake research projects during their holidays.

The former Radio 1 DJ, who died last year, has two allegations of rape and six of sexual assault against him.

Police say they are pursuing up to 120 other lines of inquiry relating to Savile.

Scotland Yard told the BBC: “At this stage it is quite clear from what women are telling us that Savile was a predatory sex offender.

“It’s vital that those who have been victims of that actually get the recognition and acknowledgement and support that they deserve.”

Separately, the BBC has promised to investigate allegations that Savile abused girls in his dressing room while working for the corporation.

Savile, who was born in Leeds, was given an honorary doctorate of law by the University in 1986.

The University declined to comment.