Fire officers acquitted of manslaughter

Two fire officers have been acquitted of manslaughter charges following the deaths of four of their colleagues at a warehouse fire in 2007.

Fire investigation cost £4.6m

An investigation into the deaths of four firefighters who died at a warehouse blaze in 2007 cost £4.6 million

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Fingertip search being carried out on A444 in Warwickshire after body found

The A444 near Nuneaton is closed in both directions while officers investigate the scene
The A444 near Nuneaton is closed in both directions while officers investigate the scene Credit: ITV Central

A fingertip search is being carried out on the northbound carriageway of the A444 near Nuneaton, after the discovery of a man's body earlier today.

Police believe the man may have been struck by a vehicle.

Significant police presence on the A444 near Nuneaton
Significant police presence on the A444 near Nuneaton Credit: ITV Central

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A444 in Nuneaton closed after man believed to be hit by vehicle

Police are appealing for help from the public after the body of a man was found on the A444 near Nuneaton this morning (2 September).

Officers were called to the northbound carriageway by a passing motorist at 06.35.

Warwickshire Police say they are treating the death as unexplained but believe the man had been struck by a vehicle.

The identity of the man has been confirmed and family are currently being informed.The A444 remains closed in both directions from the junction with the M6 to Griff Roundabout and motorists are advised to make alternative travel arrangements.

It is unknown when the road will reopen.

Row over investigation into deaths of four fire fighters from Warwickshire

by Mark Gough

A row has broken out over an investigation into the deaths of four fire fighters from Warwickshire. The men died in a warehouse fire in 2007 but yesterday their bosses were cleared of manslaughter.

The detective who dealt with the case told Central Tonight that the investigation was hampered by a union representing the fire service.

Families of firefighters killed in a fire five years ago talk about their loss.

Fay Yates Badley the widow of Darren Yates Badley talks at a news conference held at Warwickshire Police headquarters this morning.

The four firemen died when they were sent into a burning building in Atherstone on Stour in 2007.

Yesterday their three bosses were cleared of their manslaughter by gross negligence.

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Fire officers acquitted of manslaughter in fire trial

by Mark Gough

Three senior fire officers have been cleared of the manslaughter by gross negligence of four of their colleagues who died after being sent in to fight a fire five years ago.

The prosecution said the senior officers - who were in charge of the fire fighting operation - shouldn't have sent the men in because there was no one inside the building to be saved.

Warwickshire Police has criticised the fire service for not being helpful enough during the investigation. The fire service has denied this and is now writing to the home office demanding an investigation into why the three men were charged.

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