Man accused of killing mum found dead after missing trial and going on run

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A man who was arrested after being accused of murdering his mother 19 years ago has been found dead.

Sean Flynn, who failed to appear for trial at the High Court in Livingston earlier this week accused of murdering Louise Tiffney, has been found dead in Spain after taking his own life, his solicitor has said.

Ms Tiffney, who was aged 43, was last seen outside of her flat in the Dean Village area of Edinburgh in May 2002.

Flynn, who had a warrant out for his arrest, had been charged with her murder and accused of concealing her body in the boot of a car before driving to woods and disposing of her body there.

Following searches and repeated appeals from her family over the years following Ms Tiffney's disappearance, her body was eventually found near Gosford House in Longniddry in 2017.

Flynn, 37, had reportedly been residing in Berlin in Germany but police found him dead in Spain.

Police feared the man was on the run after he failed to return to Scotland to face trial.

In a statement, Flynn's solicitor Aamer Anwar said: "I can confirm that this morning we were advised that Sean Flynn, aged 37, who failed to appear for trial for the murder of his mother, Louise Tiffney 19 years ago, was according to the police found dead in Spain, after taking his own life."

He added: "Until recently Mr Flynn had resided in Berlin.

"Any loss of life is a tragedy, Sean Flynn's next of kin has been informed and there will be no further comment."

Flynn had been previously cleared of killing his mother after a trial at Perth High Court in 2005, when he was 21.

His second arrest came after Police Scotland detectives launched a fresh appeal for information following the discovery of Louise’s body near Gosford House.

He last appeared in the court at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on January 17 last year.

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Prosecutors were given permission under double jeopardy laws, meaning someone can be tried again on the same charges, to bring prosecution against him.

Flynn had been due to stand trial accused of murdering his mother and attempting to defeat the ends of justice by putting her body in the boot of a car, driving to a wooded area and disposing of it.

At a previous hearing in January, the QC representing him said Flynn denied the charges.

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