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Hotel evacuation in Warwick after bedroom fire

The Lord Leycester hotel on Jury Street in Warwick Credit: Google Street View

A hotel in Warwick had to be evacuated overnight after a fire broke out in one of its bedrooms in the early hours of this morning.

Fire crews were called to the Lord Leycester hotel on Jury Street shortly after 2:00am. At first two fire engines were sent. but another was needed to make sure everyone had been saved from the building.

The fire was found in one of the bedrooms and put out, and the Warwickshire Fire & Rescue service says everyone was accounted for.

There are no reports of any injuries, and investigations will now take place to try to find out how the fire started.

Fire service manager found not guilty

A fire service manager accused of manslaughter of four firefighters killed in a Warwickshire warehouse blaze has been found not guilty.

Paul Simmons, Watch Manager from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service was standing trial at Stafford Crown Court.

He appeared alongside Watch Manager Adrian Ashley, and station manager Timothy Woodward.

The judge told jurors there was no case to answer for Mr Simmons, who faced four counts of gross negligence manslaughter.

The trial of Ashley and Woodward who both deny four counts of manslaughter, will continue.