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Fire officers cleared over Atherstone warehouse deaths

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.

Fire service officer Paul Simmons, 50, was acquitted five weeks into his trial on the judge's direction.

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 30 May 2012
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