A BURNLEY man awaiting sentence for child porn offences has been found hanged.

Christopher Lyons, 66, of Ardwick Street, had been due to appear before the town’s crown court.

He had admitted five offences of making indecent images, three charges of distributing images, one of possessing of extreme pornography and one charge of breaching a sexual offences prevention order, made at Preston Crown Court in February 2011. The charges related to indecent videos and hundreds of still images of children from October to December 2011.

But the court was told Lyons had been found police at his home after failing to attend his sentencing. An inquest into the death is set to open at Blackburn Coroner’s Court on Tuesday.