Man charged over Shaw gas blast

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal explosion in Shaw, Oldham.

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Police to take 'no further action' safter Oldham explosion arrest

No further action will be taken against a 32-year-old man arrested in connection with the explosion, police said.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "The bail of the 32-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter has been cancelled by police."

Two year old Jamie Heaton died in the Buckley Street blast in June as he sat watching TV. Today a second man arrested appeared in court charged with manslaughter and causing £1.2 million of criminal damage.

Neighbour, 27 year old Andrew Partington was seriously injured in the blast and was recently woken from a coma to be interviewed by police.

He will appear again in November.

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Man in court over Oldham blast

Andrew Partington

A man accused of the manslaughter of a two-year-old boy in a gas explosion has been further remanded in custody.

Jamie Heaton died in the blast while watching TV in his home in Shaw, Oldham, on June 26.

Andrew Partington, suffered 40% burns and a broken back following the blast in Buckley street and was recently brought out of a coma. The 27 year old is charged with killing the youngster and causing £1.2 million of criminal damage.

Devastation caused by blast

He appeared at Manchester Crown Court today and spoke only to confirm his name. he will appear in court again in November.

A 32-year-old man, a gas fitter who is believed to have examined the boiler at Mr Partington's home days before the explosion, remains on police bail pending further inquiries.

Man charged over Shaw blast in court

Andrew Partington

The man accused of killing toddler Jamie Heaton in the Oldham gas blast appeared at the the towns magistrates this afternoon.

The two year old died in the Buckley street explosion whilst he was watching TV..

Neighbour, 27 year old Andrew Partington was in a coma for two months after wards. Mr Partington appeared at court with bandages and a back brace and was helped into the dock. He was remanded into custody and will appear at the court again tomorrow

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Neighbour charged with toddler death in Oldham blast

A man has been charged with the manslaughter of a two-year-old boy in a suspected gas explosion which flattened a number of homes in Oldham.

Jamie Heaton died in the blast while watching TV in his home in Shaw on June 26.

Andrew Partington, 27, who was injured in the incident, has been charged with manslaughter and causing criminal damage.

Partington, formerly of Buckley Street, Shaw, suffered burns in the explosion in Buckley Street and was recently brought out of a coma.

The seat of the blast was at his rented terrace house, which was next door to the home of Jamie and his parents, Kenny and Michelle.

Following Jamie's death, they paid tribute to "our little man" who was "a happy, little boy, mischievous and full of laughter".

"I have today advised Greater Manchester Police to charge Andrew Partington with the manslaughter of Jamie Heaton, aged two, and causing criminal damage valued at over #1 million to houses in Buckley Street, Shaw, Oldham, on June 26 2012.

Police were called to the scene of a gas explosion in Buckley Street at around 11.15am where two houses, number nine and number 11, were destroyed in the blast and other homes damaged.

– Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS north west area Nazir Afzal

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Man charged over Shaw gas blast

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal explosion in Shaw back in June. Two year old Jamie Heaton was killed in the blast.

Andrew Partington, 27, formerly of Buckley Street, Shaw, is charged with manslaughter and criminal damage He'll appear at Oldham Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter remains on police bail pending further inquiries.|

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