Two bodies have been discovered after a fire in Manchester’s Chinatown, police have confirmed.
A number of roads in the city centre were blocked by the fleet of fire engines sent to tackle the flames, in the Chinatown area at 2.15am.
Firefighters were initially forced to keep back from the multi-storey commercial building, due to falling debris.
Crews and dogs searched the building once the fire was under control, amid fears that homeless people were sleeping inside.
The blaze was under control by around 6am although Portland Street, Princess Street and Faulkner Street remained closed.
A joint investigation with the fire service is in its early stages and Police are carrying out a number of enquiries to establish how the fire started.
Any Information can be passed on to police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 146 of 25 November 2016 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are content Corrie McKeague is not in the landfill areas which have now been searched.
The search of an extended area of Cell 22 began on October 23, 2017.
Police are content Corrie is not in the landfill areas which have now been searched.
As previously stated, the nature of waste disposal and its movement is not an exact science.
He was last seen on CCTV entering a loading bay in the ‘horseshoe’ following a night out.
The total amount searched in this second phase of the search was 2,867.5 tonnes.
The Wesley Nightclub in Hartlepool is ablaze
An area of Hartlepool town centre has been closed as flames rip through the former Wesley nightclub.
We have contacted Cleveland Fire Brigade for comment.
On-Duty Police Constable James Dixon has sadly died
The pensioner was a passenger in the car and was killed while the driver was rushed to hospital.
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) December 5, 2017
The road will remain closed for the remainder of Tuesday.
PC Dixon was a highly respected police
Officer of Thames Valley Police
The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
PC Dixon was based at Loddon Valley police station, near Reading.
Police said the injuries of the driver involved are “not thought to be life threatening”.