The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating how Devon and Cornwall Police dealt with reported concerns about a man’s welfare prio"> The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating how Devon and Cornwall Police dealt with reported concerns about a man’s welfare prio"> The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating how Devon and Cornwall Police dealt with reported concerns about a man’s welfare prio"> IPCC appeals for witnesses as investigation begins into Devon and Cornwall Police response to welfare concerns | Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official Press Release

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IPCC appeals for witnesses as investigation begins into Devon and Cornwall Police response to welfare concerns

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating how Devon and Cornwall Police dealt with reported concerns about a man’s welfare prior to his death on 9 August 2014. 

Christopher Rothwell, 46, who most recently resided in the Newquay area, died in Treliske Hospital after being found collapsed on Dennison Road in Bodmin.

Devon and Cornwall Police received several calls expressing concerns for Mr Rothwell’s welfare between 6.30 and 7.15am. Initial evidence would suggest there was no police response to these calls. Mr Rothwell was subsequently treated at the roadside by paramedics at approximately 7.15am before being taken to hospital.

Devon and Cornwall Police referred the matter to the IPCC and, following an assessment, an independent investigation was launched.

The IPCC is appealing for witnesses who may have seen Mr Rothwell in the Bodmin area between the evening or night of 8 August through to 7.30am on 9 August.  The IPCC can be contacted by telephone on 0800 0969071 or email on bodmin@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk

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