COURT proceedings have been dropped following the death of the defendant.

Robin Perry, 60, of Honeysuckle Close, Badger Farm, Winchester, was being prosecuted for failing to comply with the requirements of a court order passed in May, by failing to keep a phone appointment on June 30 with the probation service, and failing to give an explanation within the time limit.

Basingstoke Magistrates Court heard that Mr Perry had died. The date of the death was not given.