Shirley Towers: Inquest opens

Firemen who died in Shirley Towers blaze
James Shears and Alan Bannon Credit: ITV Meridian

The inquest into the deaths of two firemen who died tackling a large blaze at a block of flats in Southampton opens today. A jury will be sworn in to hear evidence how Alan Bannon and James Shears lost their lives just over two years ago.

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Firefighter deaths: inquest latest

The inquest into the deaths of two firemen who died tackling a large blaze at a block of flats in Southampton opens today. A jury will be sworn in to hear evidence how Alan Bannon and James Shears lost their lives just over two years ago.