Charging e-bike likely cause of Coventry tower block fire

A fire in a block of flats in Coventry was likely caused by an electric bike battery left on charge, firefighters said.

Up to 50 firefighters were sent to Samuel Vale House, in Radford, on Saturday afternoon after a blaze broke out on the 11th floor.

Parts of the St, Nicholas Street building were evacuated and people were looked after at a nearby church.

A photo from the fire service on Monday showed the “shocking damage”.