A police officer understood to be under investigation by a watchdog in relation to the Rotherham child abuse scandal has died following a car crash.
South Yorkshire PC Hassan Ali, 44, died in hospital nine days after he was hit by a car in Sheffield on 28 January.
Mr Ali was being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over allegations made about him, the BBC understands.
He was not on duty at the time of the crash in Staniforth Road, Darnall.
A force spokeswoman said she could not confirm PC Ali’s involvement in the IPCC investigation.
“It is understood PC Ali was under investigation at the time of his death over allegations that he had twice asked a victim of the sexual exploitation scandal out on a date.
A total of four complaints had been made against PC Ali and case had been referred to the IPCC which was considering whether to launch a full investigation into the allegations.
According to the Sheffied Star, one of the complainants, who is now an adult, claimed PC Ali had first asked her out when she was 17 and then did so again four years later.”