Suspended Scout leader found dead after child abuse images arrest
Nick Dewdney, 50, was suspended after his arrest in April
Saturday 28 June 2014
A Scout leader who was arrested for allegedly downloading indecent images of children has been found dead at his home in London.
The body of Nick Dewdney was discovered on 21 June and police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.
The 50-year-old was suspended by the Scout Association in April after being arrested on suspicion of possessing child abuse images. He was bailed and had not been charged.
A spokesman for the Scout Association said the organisation had "co-operated fully" with agencies in the case.
He added: “We carry out stringent vetting of all adults who work with young people.
“We require our volunteers to work to a strict code of practice.”
Police had forced entry into Mr Dewdney's home in Colindale, west London.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said they had been contacted with concerns for his safety and found him dead.
He was due to report to a police station in west London in November pending further inquiries.
The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed of the death.
Additional reporting by PA
Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response from Ellen DeGeneres
Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Isis schoolgirl Amira Abase who fled London to join terrorists in Syria mocks victims of Tunisia massacre
Father faces deportation to Thailand after 27 years in Britain for two 'stupid crimes'
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response from Ellen DeGeneres
- 2 What supermodels really think about posing in the nude
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
- 5 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM