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Man found dead at home two days after family call police

Prosecutors order police watchdog to investigate officers over their response.

Police: Man's body discovered in Fallin near Stirling (file pic).
Police: Man's body discovered in Fallin near Stirling (file pic). Deadline

Police Scotland are being investigated after a man was found dead two days after his family called emergency services.

The 51-year-old man's body was discovered in a property in Fallin near Stirling on February 22.

It has emerged the find came two days after the man's family called police about their relative.

Now, a police watchdog has launched an investigation into officers' response to that call and a report on its findings will be handed to prosecutors.

A spokesman for the PIRC said: "The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) to undertake an investigation after the body of a 51-year-old man was discovered at a residential property in Fallin, near Stirling, on February 22.

"The investigation will focus on the response from Police Scotland to a telephone call made by family on February 20.

"A report on the commissioner's findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course."

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