20/10/2013 18:11 BST | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Jimmy Savile Zombie Halloween Costume Withdrawn By Amazon After Flood Of Complaints

Just when you though Halloween costumes couldn't get much worse than crudely depicting those with mental illness as axe-wielding maniacs, this appears online.

Yup, somebody, somewhere thought it would be just fine to sell a zombie Jimmy Savile outfit.

Complete with medal and cigar the costume was available for a time on Amazon for £14.99 - but was unsurprisingly withdrawn after a flood of complaints.


Peter Saunders, at National Association for People Abused in Childhood told the Sunday Express: "It is tasteless, senseless, and extremely insensitive.

"Nobody wants to remember Savile's horrible face, particularly his many victims."

It comes under a fortnight after police revealed the investigation into sex offence committed by Savile was being widened to 13 more hospitals.

Additionally, in a newly released and sickening transcript of an interview conducted by police, Savile boasted about "brushing off girls like midges".