Police name man found dead in car
A 69-year-old due to face child pornography charges was yesterday identified as the man found dead in a car this week.
Police confirmed that the body of David Aitken was discovered by a family member outside a house on Hidden Lane, Pembroke, on Tuesday at about 12.40pm. Mr Aitken, who lived in Pembroke, was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and later pronounced dead by doctors.
A police spokesman said: “Foul play is not suspected and a cause of death is being examined.”
He added that a family liaison officer had been assigned to Mr Aitken’s family. It was earlier alleged in Supreme Court that Mr Aitken had accessed child pornography.
It was claimed that he used a peer-to-peer file-sharing network to view 113 videos and 752 images between March 2015 and November 2017. The case against Mr Aitken, which involved two charges, was withdrawn by prosecutors yesterday.
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