Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Falmouth Beach Hotel Fire that forced Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and 30 guests to flee: Three People Still unaccounted for

Three people are still 'unaccounted' for after a huge fire ripped through a West Country hotel yesterday afternoon.

Around 30 guests, including Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, were evacuated from the Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel in Falmouth, Cornwall as the flames engulfed the building.

Twelve guests - thought to have gone on day trips - were unaccounted for. Nine have since made contact, but nothing has been heard from the remaining three.

Devon and Cornwall Police said there was nothing to suggest the guests had come to harm.

'It is likely they have gone out on day trips, but police would like these individuals to make themselves known to officers at the scene or to call police on 101 to confirm they are safe and well,' a statement said.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the alarm was raised just after noon yesterday and more than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze. Read More