Manchester

Leigh suspected arson: 'Hanging out of window' couple rescued from flat fire

A young couple who were "hanging out" of a second-floor window have been rescued by firefighters following a suspected arson in Greater Manchester.

The fire service said they were trapped in a bedroom after the fire broke out in a downstairs flat on Railway Road, Leigh, at 03:20 GMT on Wednesday.

Firefighters had to use a nine-metre ladder to rescue them.

Geoff Thornley, from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, said the two were "shook up but OK".

"The fire was in one of the first-floor flats and we suspect it was started deliberately," he added.

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