Suspected paedophile accused of Stevenage finger bite to stand trial next year

PUBLISHED: 10:17 30 July 2018

St Albans Crown Court, where Thomas De-Castle-Lynne's case is to be heard. Picture: Danny Loo

St Albans Crown Court, where Thomas De-Castle-Lynne's case is to be heard. Picture: Danny Loo

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A suspected paedophile who is accused of biting the tip of a man’s finger off during a sting in Stevenage has had his trial delayed until next year.

Thomas Jean-Louis De-Castle-Lynne, of no fixed address, had been set to stand trial during the two weeks starting today – but his date has now been fixed for February 18, 2019. He has been remanded in custody in the meantime.

At St Albans Crown Court in May, the 45-year-old denied attempting to meet a child under 16 following grooming, as well as common assault, assault by beating, a racially-aggravated public order offence, and causing GBH with intent.

He was arrested by police in the overpass between the railway station and Stevenage Leisure Park on April 8, after being confronted by a ‘paedophile hunter’ group called Catching Online Predators.

The Comet has asked the Crown Prosecution Service for details regarding the long delay in the case.

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