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Spinnaker abseil for firefighters

The widow and sister of one of the firefighters who died in a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton are abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower for charity.

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Charity abseil for firefighters after fatal Shirley Towers blaze

Firefighters Alan Bannon (l) and Jim Shears (r) died in the Shirley Towers fire in 2010

The widow and sister of one of the firefighters who died in a fire at the Shirley Towers block of flats in Southampton are abseiling down the side of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth for charity.

Alan Bannon and his colleague Jim Shears died while tackling the blaze in 2010. Alan Bannon's widow, Charlotte - and his sister, Lin Trott, are taking on the challenge for The Fire Fighters Charity.

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