VIDEO: IPCC launch investigation into police over fatal Rotherham house fire

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

Officers visited Robert Walton at his home in Meadow Street, on April 7 in response to concerns about his welfare.

NSST 8-4-15 Fire Damaged house on Meadow Street Laughton Common

NSST 8-4-15 Fire Damaged house on Meadow Street Laughton Common

The 66-year-old was found dead following a fire at his home the following day.

No-one else was injured in the fire which broke at about 1.30am.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has now begun an investigation.

An IPCC spokesman said: “The investigation will examine the interaction with Mr Walton, how officers dealt with the information they had and whether their decision-making was appropriate in the circumstances.”