A JEREMY Kyle guest who overdosed after failing a lie detector test was wanted by cops after failing to appear in court.
Steve Dymond, 63, went on the show to convince fiancée Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful, but they split after he failed the test – with pals fearing he took his own life.
It has since emerged a warrant for his arrest was out at the time of his death after he failed to appear in court.
Steve was due to attend Southampton Magistrates' Court for the non-payment of a fine of £4,329.71 imposed in 1997.
He was slapped with the £5,000 fine for taking a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and obtaining property of a registered society by false representation.
Steve was also ordered to pay £895 in compensation to a finance company for obtaining property of a registered society by false representation.
WARRANT FOR ARREST
But he failed to appear and a no-bail warrant was issued – meaning cops were hunting him at the time of his death.
Steve is believed to have taken a fatal overdose of prescription medication, which he had been prescribed for his arthritis, 10 days after appearing on the show.
In the weeks leading up to his tragic death, he shared a string of worrying posts on social media.
In March, Steve shared a heartbreaking message asking to send love to those battling with depression. It said: "So many suffer alone. Let's send love today to every person who is battling depression."
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
The message was particularly poignant given he had been diagnosed with the condition in February when his relationship with Jane began to break down.
They then split up completely after they went on Jeremy Kyle to prove he hadn't cheated on her by using a lie detector test.
Just before his death, Steve texted Jane to say he could not face life without her.
In desperate messages he wrote: "I can’t live without you. I just wanted to come and see you. I just wanted to say sorry before I go. My life is not worth living without you."
He'd previously posted several gushing messages talking about how much he loved her.
In one, he called her the "most important person" in his life, along with "soulmate" and "a partner for life".
Since news of Steve's death emerged, ITV pulled the episode of the Jeremy Kyle show and has halted filming and pre-production on future episodes while a review is held.
ITV said: “Everyone at ITV and The Jeremy Kyle Show is shocked and saddened at the news of the death of a participant in the show a week after the recording of the episode they featured in and our thoughts are with their family and friends.“ITV will not screen the episode in which they featured.
"Given the seriousness of this event, ITV has also decided to suspend both filming and broadcasting of The Jeremy Kyle Show with immediate effect in order to give it time to conduct a review of this episode of the show."
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