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Street naming in honour of fallen Firefighter Stephen Hunt

Wilf and Susan Veevers with Stephen's watch colleagues

FAMILY, friends and colleagues gathered on Tuesday, September 20 for a street name unveiling ceremony in Miles Platting to honour fallen Firefighter Stephen Hunt.

Stephen was tragically killed in the line of duty in July 2013 at an incident at Paul’s Hair World on Oldham Street, Manchester.

Manchester City Councillor John Flanagan along with fellow Councillors June Hitchen and Carmine Grimshaw suggested the new street in Miles Platting be named in Stephen’s memory to honour his sacrifice serving the community he loved.

Stephen’s parents Wilf and Susan unveiled the street sign and floral tributes were laid.

Wilf thanked everyone for attending and said: “We are all very proud and it’s a huge honour. It shows people are thinking of Stephen and that people are proud of him. The family is over the moon with the honour.

“All of Stephen’s watch were there alongside many other firefighters. I would like to thank all those behind the project and everyone who attended the ceremony.”

Last update: 21/09/2016 11:40:35
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