Tragic Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond had a warrant out for his arrest at the time of his death after he failed to appear in court, it emerged today.
Grandfather Mr Dymond, 63, was due to appear before magistrates after he failed to pay more than £4,300 in fines relating to two offences which date back to 1997.
In August 1997 Mr Dymond was ordered to pay nearly £6,000 in compensation for taking a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and obtaining property of a registered society by false representation.
Today court staff revealed a warrant was out for his arrest at the time of his death as he missed a court hearing in February this year fixed in order to settle his unpaid fine.
On February 14 the digger driver was due to attend Southampton Magistrates' Court, for the non-payment of a fine of £4,329.71 imposed in 1997.
Court staff said that Mr Dymond attended Poole Magistrates Court, Dorset, in 1997 and was ordered to pay £5,000 in compensation to General Capital Venture Finance for taking a motor vehicle without the owner's consent.
He was also ordered to pay £895 in compensation to another finance company for obtaining property of a registered society by false representation.
When Mr Dymond, who gave a Gosport address to the court, failed to show at Southampton Magistrates' Court this February, a no-bail warrant was issued.
A spokesman at Portsmouth Coroner's Court today said no date has yet been set for an inquest into Mr Dymond's death – however he added it is 'likely' a report will be passed on to the coroner, which may lead to an inquest.