Sky News 
October 29, 2013
A former driver charged with sex offences as part of the investigation triggered by allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile has been found dead.
David Smith, 66, was the first person to be charged by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree investigation.
He had pleaded not guilty in July to two counts of indecent assault and two of gross indecency on a child following his arrest in December.
But he failed to turn up at Southwark Crown Court in London on Monday for the start of his trial, prompting police to go to his home in Effingham Road, Lewisham.