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

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-Stour fire.

John Averis, Ashley Stephens, Darren Yates-Badley and Ian Reid died as result of the 2007 blaze.

Anthony Bartram reports.

  • 30 May 2012
  • From the section UK