Fire officers found not guilty of manslaughter in Atherstone on Stour trial

Two men have been found not guilty in the trial into the death of four fire fighters, Ashley Stephens, Darren Yates-Badley, John Averis and Ian Reid, who died at a warehouse blaze in 2007 in Atherstone on Stour.

Adrian Ashley and Tim Woodward were senior fire-fighters in command of the operation.

They were found not guilty today at Stafford Crown Court after being charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.

More to follow.

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Atherstone on Stour Fire

Two senior firefighters have been found not guilty in the trial into the death of four fire fighters, Ashley Stephens, Darren Yates-Badley, John Averis and Ian Reid, who died at a warehouse blaze in 2007 in Atherstone on Stour.