Storm demolishes staircase at FreshStart block

EMPIRICAL Property Group (EPG), the parent company of FreshStart Living, has been forced to move tenants of one of its blocks in Manchester into temporary accommodation after an external staircase blew down in Wednesday's storm.

The three-storey stairs, which provided the only access to flats on the second and third floors, completely collapsed at Empress Mill close to Chester Road.

No one was injured but residents were left either trapped inside or unable to return home. EPG has not said how many people have ... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...