Bail cancelled after fireman's death

Police have cancelled the bail on two teenage girls arrested in connection with the death of firefighter Stephen Hunt, who was killed tackling a blaze in Manchester city centre. They say no further action will be taken against them at this time.

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Firefighter died fighting blaze in city centre shop

Firefighter Stephen Hunt died fighting the blaze. Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said it was with "great sadness" that it had to confirm a firefighter died while tackling a blaze in Manchester city centre.

Firefighter Stephen Hunt, from Philips Park Fire Station in Manchester, was part of the team responding to a blaze in Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street.

Stephen died, while his colleague remains in hospital with injuries not thought to be life threatening.

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