Policeman under investigation in Rotherham sex abuse scandal hit by car and dies

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Policeman under investigation in Rotherham sex abuse scandal hit by car and dies

A serving police officer at the centre of an undercover investigation into the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal has died after being hit by a car.

The Mail Online reports:

PC Hassan Ali, 44, was under investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission after it was alleged he twice asked a victim out on a date.

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Four complaints in total were made against PC Ali to South Yorkshire Police by two members of the public.

But PC Ali was fatally injured after being struck by a car in Darnall, Sheffield at around 10.15pm last Wednesday.

He died with his family at his bedside yesterday morning.

His death comes just two days after a bombshell report branded Rotherham Council ‘in denial’ over the abuse of up to 2,000 young girls over a 16-year period, predominantly by members of the town’s Pakistani community.

Police, who have made no arrests, say they are not treating his death as suspicious and a source said they believe it was a ‘tragic accident’.