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IPCC investigates police over fatal Rotherham fire

Meadow Street in Dinnington, Rotherham
Image caption The house fire was at a semi-detached property on Meadow Street in Dinnington, Rotherham

Police are being investigated over the way they responded to concerns for a Rotherham man the day before he died in a fire.

South Yorkshire Police visited Robert Walton, 66, at his home on Meadow Street in Dinnington on 7 April in response to concerns about his welfare.

He was found dead following a fire at his home the next day.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will examine whether officers made the right decisions.

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