Firefighters denied inquest

The families of four firefighters who were killed in a blaze in Atherstone on Stour in 2007 have learned that the inquest into the deaths will not go ahead.

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Firefighters' families will fight coroner's decision

The families of four firefighters killed tackling a blaze at a vegetable packing plant in Atherstone-on-Stour in 2007, say they'll fight a coroner's decision not to carry out a full inquest into their deaths.

Mandy Baylis's son Darren Yates Badley died in the fire. She's appalled by the coroner's ruling earlier today, and may challenge the decision in the high court.t

Coroner decides inquest will not go ahead

A coroner has decided that the inquest into the deaths of four firefighters killed in a blaze in Atherstone-on-Stour in 2007, will not go ahead.

John Averis, Ashley Stephens, Darren Yates-Badley and Ian Reid died in November 2007 at a fire at a vegetable packing factory - the greatest single loss of firefighters in 30 years in the UK.

The four firefighters killed in the fire Credit: ITV News Central

An original inquest was opened and adjourned while criminal charges were ongoing, but coroner Mr Sean McGovern has decided not to continue the inquest.

The reasons behind the decision are reported to be because it would not add anything further to investigations already carried out during the criminal inquiry.

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Inquest decision due into firefighters' deaths

The four fire fighters Credit: ITV News Central

The families of four firefighters killed in Atherstone-on-Stour in Warwickshire almost six years ago will find out later whether an inquest into their deaths will go ahead.

John Averis, Ashley Stephens, Darren Yates-Badley and Ian Reid died in November 2007 at a fire at a vegetable packing factory - the greatest single loss of firefighters in 30 years in the UK.