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An alarm company has today been blamed for the destruction caused by the fire at Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier.
Robert Murphy reports on the day fire devastated one of the West's most famous landmarks.
A judge hasfound an alarm company was to blame for Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier fire.
Judge Havelock-Allan said that ifthe alarm company had done its job, the Grand Pier would have been saved from the fire that completely destroyed the Pavilion in July 2008.
He found 100 per cent of the blame was with the alarm company and has awarded an immediate payment of £30 million plus interest to Grand Pier Ltd.
However, System2 Security, of Locking Road in Weston-super-Mare, went into administration three days before the court case began.