Yewtree suspect David Smith 'found dead at home'

A former driver charged with sex offences as part of the investigation triggered by allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile has been found dead at his home.

David Smith, 66, had failed to turn up at Southwark Crown Court, London, for the start of his trial today and his lawyer had expressed concern that she had been unable to contact him.

A warrant was subsequently issued ordering Smith to turn up at court, but when officers arrived at his home Lewisham, south east London, they found a body.

The cause of death is not yet known and a post-mortem examination will take place.