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A firefighter found dead at his home in Colchester after being spoken to by police investigating sex abuse allegations within a fire service has been named at an inquest.
Serena Sandhu reports.
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An inquest has opened and been adjourned into the death of 48-year-old Martin Sibley who was found hanged at his home in Colchester on Monday.
A firefighter has been found dead after being spoken to by police investigating sex abuse allegations within a fire service.
The man, who was in his 40s, was found dead at his home in Colchester on Monday.
It emerged yesterday that Essex Fire and Rescue Service alerted police after being told of sex abuse claims at fire stations in Essex believed to date back to the 1980s.
Essex Police confirmed that it had referred the man's death, which is not being treated as suspicious, to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The IPCC has referred the matter back to Essex Police after concluding it was satisfied with the force's handling of the case.
A firefighter was found dead at his home in Colchester on Monday, shortly after being interviewed by police in connection with a sex abuse investigation.
Police are not treating the case as suspicious. The death has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because of the police contact.
An investigation has been launched into allegations of historic sexual abuse at Essex Fire and Rescue Service.
Essex Police confirmed a "number of people" have been spoken to by officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate but so far no arrests have been made.
Essex police have launched an investigation into allegations of historic sex abuse within the county's Fire and Rescue Service.
Bosses at the fire service informed police after they were alerted to the claims, believed to be linked to activities at fire stations in the county during the 1980s.
Neither the fire service nor Essex Police have confirmed the nature of the investigation but it is understood that the allegations are of a sexual nature, possibly linked to initiation ceremonies.
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A firefighter found dead at his home in Colchester after being spoken to by police investigating sex abuse allegations has been named.