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
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