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Sarah Payne's father Michael 'found dead at Kent home'

The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne has been found dead at his home in Kent, according to reports.

Michael Payne, 45, was discovered at his home in Brishing Lane, Maidstone, on Monday night. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

Mr Payne suffered from drink problems following the loss of his eight-year-old daughter who was abducted and killed by a convicted paedophile in West Sussex in 2000.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 30 Oct 2014
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