Scunthorpe man (49) died while waiting to appear in court for sentence
A MAN who was awaiting court sentencing has died.
Lyndon Byrne, 49, of Lambourne Road, Scunthorpe, was due to appear before North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court on December 20.
He was due to be sentenced for two offences of assault by beating, which he committed on July 24 and was convicted of on November 29.
But Byrne's solicitor, Andrew Pascoe, told the court: "He passed away on December 13. He suffered from epilepsy blackouts.
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"The degree of epilepsy was at a very high level, exacerbated by the fact he drank very heavily."
Magistrates issued an absolute discharge and made no order for costs or compensation to Byrne's victims.