Durham Student Rugby Club Hold Savile Pub Crawl

22 November 2012, 13:00

A student rugby club in Durham's been banned from playing after a Jimmy Savile themed pub crawl.

People on the social event dressed up as Savile, his victims and police.

The bad taste fancy-dress night by members of St Cuthbert's Society Men's Rugby Club, of Durham University, included allegations that one person stripped off, the attempted to steal a dartboard from a rival college bar, and a fire alarm being set off at another venue.

St Cuthbert's - one of the university's most successful college sides - has been banned from playing for the rest of the term after first-year players dressed up as young girls, second years wore Savile outfits, and third and fourth years came as police officers or Panorama journalists.

Members have also been banned from at least two college bars.

A Durham University spokesman said:
"The university has been made aware of an incident.

We take such matters very seriously.

The students' college has investigated the incident and disciplinary action is being taken.''

It'a understood organisers of the event, on October 25th, have been ordered to carry out unpaid work and £50 fines have been imposed on players.

St Cuthbert's College celebrates its 125th anniversary next year and has BBC news presenter Kate Silverton among its alumni. 

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