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Rottingdean pub fire hero found
11:30am Friday 8th February 2013 in News
An eagle-eyed scooter rider who saved two pub landlords has revealed he was only there because he had luckily left work early.
Oliver Bowry was heading home on his scooter when he spotted a fire at the Queen Victoria pub in High Street, Rottingdean, at about 2am on February 5.
The 18-year-old said: “I stopped at the red lights and looked to the left and saw an orange glow at the bottom of the pub.
“I went over and started beeping my horn.”
He woke up Ian Wilson and Philip Rees, who live in the flat above the pub.
The pair, along with their two cats and dogs, were able to get out safely before the flames took hold.
They promised Mr Bowry a pint for his troubles – and he said he is looking forward to taking them up on their offer.
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