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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

The Post mortem examination in to the death of David Smith who failed to appear at court yesterday to face charges of sex offences related to the investigation against Jimmy Savile.

The 66-year-old who was one of the first men to be charged in the investigation to sexual abuse under the investigation Operation Yawtree, was discovered at his address dead yesterday by police after he failed to attend Southwark Crown Court in London.

His trial was due to start yesterday. The judge heading up the case Alistair McCreath ordered the file regarding the case should now be closed, Detective Constable Michael Wallace appeared in court to confrim the body had been identified as the man that was charged with the offences.

Smith was due to appear at Southwark Crown Court following being charged with two counts of indecent assault and a further two charges of indecency with a child and one final charge of buggery, all which related to a 12 year old boy from June 1st and July 21st 1984.

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