New pictures to taken from the top of Bolton Parish Church show the devastation left behind after a fire ripped through student accommodation in Bolton.

The images show the sixth floor of The Cube gutted by the blaze.

Valeo Urban Student Life (USL), which manages the Cube for the private owners, said that Friday night's fire started on the fourth floor and spread to the sixth floor.

The town centre complex, described as "luxury student accommodation", consists of two blocks and only the rear block was damaged, said USL.

The Bolton News:

The owners of the building say they are ‘committed to helping’ with an inquiry.

At its height around 200 firefighters helped tackle the blaze, which started at around 8.30pm on Friday. 

USL staff helped evacuate students to safety along with firefighters who worked through the night to extinguish the flames. 

Paramedics treated two people at the scene for minor injuries - one rescued by fire crews using an aerial platform.

The Bolton News:

Firefighters remain at the building on Bradshawgate although the road has now been partially reopened. 

Greater Manchester Deputy Mayor Beverley Hughes said some of the firefighters involved had been through Grenfell-inspired training one day before.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service would not be drawn on how the fire started but confirmed the building did not have the same type of cladding that combusted in the Grenfell Tower fire of 2017.