In previous updates we have reported on the prosecutions arising from a blaze at a warehouse which led to the deaths of four fire fighters – John Averis, Ashley Stephens, Darren Yates‑Badley and Ian Reid. Three senior officers were charged with manslaughter. One, Paul Simmons, was acquitted early in the proceedings, and the remaining two officers, Adrian Ashley and Timothy Woodward, were found not guilty after a six week trial. Warwickshire Council, as Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Authority, had previously admitted breach of section 2(1) HSWA but sentencing was adjourned pending the outcome of the manslaughter charges. Whilst the investigation costs were found to have cost in excess of £5m, Justice Macduff imposed a fine of £30k with no costs to avoid causing any more suffering to the public purse than was necessary.