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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.

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