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Man admits manslaughter of Oldham blast toddler

Andrew Partington

A man has admitted the manslaughter of a toddler killed in the Oldham gas blast last June.

Andrew Partington, 27, also pleaded guilty eight counts of destruction of propert at Manchester Crown Court.

Two-year-old Jamie Heaton was killed in the blast Buckley Street, Shaw.

Jamie Heaton

Around 40 families were moved to a refuge centre after the explosion damaged around a dozen properties, many of them so badly affected they had to be torn down.

Damaged caused by blast Credit: ITV Granada