Edward Colston replaced with a dummy of paedophile Jimmy Savile

Toppled statue of slave Trader Edward Colston in Bristol is replaced with a dummy of paedophile Jimmy Savile

  • The plinth has been empty since the slave trader’s statue was torn down by BLM 
  • Today a dummy representing paedophile Jimmy Savile was put onto the plinth
  • The mannequin was dressed in a shirt that said: ”If Carlsberg did rapists’

A mannequin depicting the notorious paedophile Jimmy Savile has been placed on Edward Colston’s Plinth. 

Since Black Lives Matter protesters tore down the statue of the slave trader last month, the plinth has remained empty in Bristol’s Castle Park. 

But on June 11 the Jimmy Savile portrayal was put up with a sign that read: ‘None of them stopped me, and your licence paid for it.

‘The BBC turning a blind eye since 1922.’ 

The Jimmy Savile dummy was put onto Edward Colston’s plinth in Castle Park in Bristol today

The plinth has been empty since Black Lives matter protestors tore the statue down last month

The dummy was wearing a blonde wig, a neon tracksuit and a T-shirt that said: ‘If Carlsberg did rapists’. 

Jimmy Savile presented numerous shows for the BBC and was well-known for Jim’ll Fix It where he granted the wishes of children who wrote in. 

Savile enjoyed a successful career, won an OBE award and never faced consequences for his sexual crimes. 

It was only after his death in 2011 that police investigated the presenter and found over 300 alleged victims that said they were abused over six decades.    

There have been many petitions debating who should replace Edward Colston with the most popular option being Dr Paul Stephenson OBE. 

The campaigner for civil rights for the British African-Caribbean community in Bristol has received over 70,000 signatures.  

Bristol council have removed Edward Colston’s statue from the harbour and announced plans to display the statue in a museum. 

Police have arrested one person in relation to pulling the statue down and charged them for criminal damage while they investigate other suspects.

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