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Police 'had responsibility' for investigating Atherstone fire

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  • May 30, 2012
Det Supt Ken Lawrence, of Warwickshire Police, said he knew the inquiry had been tough on the fire service but added: "Where there has been a loss of life nobody is above investigation." Incident commanders Timothy Woodward, 51, and Adrian Ashley, 45...

Fire officers found not guilty over Atherstone-on-Stour fire

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  • May 30, 2012
Two senior fire officers have been found not guilty of the manslaughter of four colleagues who died tackling a blaze at a Warwickshire warehouse. Incident commanders Timothy Woodward, 51, and Adrian Ashley, 45, were charged after the Atherstone-on-St...

Warwickshire fire: 'Crystal clear charges were wrong'

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  • May 30, 2012
Two senior fire officers have been found not guilty of the manslaughter of four colleagues who died tackling a blaze at a Warwickshire warehouse. Incident commanders Timothy Woodward, 51, and Adrian Ashley, 45, were charged after the Atherstone-on-St...

Timeline: Warwickshire firefighter deaths

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  • May 30, 2012
Key dates in the events following a fire at a vegetable warehouse at Atherstone-on-Stour in which four Warwickshire firefighters died. Click here to view timeline........... Reproduced under licence from BBC News © 2012 BBC...

Atherstone fire: Father recalls fire that killed his son

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  • May 30, 2012
Paul Stephens was one of the last people to see his son alive on the night of a fire which claimed the lives of four Warwickshire firefighters in 2007. He and his son Ashley, both retained firefighters, were on duty when a vegetable packing warehouse...

Atherstone fire deaths investigation 'was right thing'

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  • May 30, 2012
Two senior fire officers have been found not guilty of manslaughter over the deaths of four firefighters who died tackling a warehouse fire in 2007. But Det Supt Ken Lawrence, of Warwickshire Police, who led a £4.6m investigation into the Atherstone...

Atherstone warehouse fire: Search for firefighters

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  • May 30, 2012
A large search and rescue operation was triggered in 2007 when firefighters wearing breathing apparatus failed to re-emerge from a warehouse fire in Warwickshire. Ian Reid, 44, Ashley Stephens, 20, John Averis, 27, and Darren Yates-Badley, 24, died a...

Fire officers cleared over Atherstone warehouse deaths

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  • May 30, 2012
Two senior fire officers have been found not guilty of the manslaughter of four colleagues who died tackling a blaze at a Warwickshire warehouse. Incident commanders Timothy Woodward, 51, and Adrian Ashley, 45, were charged after the Atherstone-on-St...

Bristol road closed after tanker fuel leak

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  • May 30, 2012
A road has been closed after a "significant amount" of aviation fuel leaked from a tanker lorry in Bristol, the fire service has said. The fuel is thought to have entered a drain, but there is no evidence it has entered the water course. The incident...

Abertillery garage fire leads to 50 homes evacuated

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  • May 30, 2012
Fifty properties were evacuated in the middle of the night after a fire at a garage in Blaina, near Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent. Fire crews were called at 03:13 BST to the blaze in a domestic garage in Coronation Street, Blaina. It is thought the blaz...

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