Child sex charges accused found dead in Clayton-le-Moors

A coach driver who was facing trial on child grooming charges has been found dead at his Lancashire home.

David Hughes, 44, of Clayton-le-Moors, was accused of three counts of meeting a girl under 16 after sexual grooming.

He was also accused of three counts of causing or inciting sexual activity with a girl aged between 13 and 17 while in a position of trust.

Police said his body was found at his home in Whalley Road on 4 April and it was not being treated as suspicious.

An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.

The charges faced by Mr Hughes are believed to be related to his job in which he drove young people.

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