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Watch: Family leap from house seconds before explosion

A family leapt from an upstairs window just seconds before an explosion ripped through their home.

A quick- thinking neighbour rushed to get a mattress for them to jump onto. John and Hazel Wilson from Ashton-Under-Lyne were seriously ill and rushed to hospital.

Their daughter, who's in her 20s, was also seriously injured.

Our correspondent Rachel Townsend has the story.


House explosion latest: 10 people injured

Ten people have been injured at an explosion at a house in Aston-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, three of which are said to be 'life threatening'.

Firefighters are currently at a property believed to have been damaged by an explosion in Ashton

Emergency services were called to the address, on Whiteacre Road, at the junction of Curzon Road, at 5.10am this morning.

Neighbours said they heard a loud band at the house shortly after 5am.

Rachel Townsend is at the scene.

People injured in house explosion in Ashton

Emergency services were called to Whiteacre Street just after 5 am Credit: MEN

Up to 10 people are being treated after they were injured in an explosion at a house in Ashton Under Lyne this morning.

Emergency services were called to Curzon Street just after 5 am after reports of an explosion in a terraced house.

They found a number of people lying injured on the floor. Firefighters and paramedics gave first aid before the casualties were taken to hospital.

As crews tackled the blaze gas and electricity supplies to neighbouring properties were turned off and surrounding roads closed.

Up to 30 firefighters have been at the scene as investigations get underway to establish the cause of the explosion.

When crews arrived there were a number of people injured on the floor and it was obvious there had been an explosion in the house. We helped them but they were later treated by paramedics from North West Ambulance Service while we tackled the fire using covering jets. We haven’t been able to go inside the house as both the front back walls have completely collapsed.

– Station Manager Alan Ashworth, GMFRS
Neighbouring houses were evacuated Credit: MEN
Fire crews were called to the scene at 5 am Credit: MEN
The house has been gutted Credit: MEN
Debris from the explosion has been thrown into the street Credit: MEN


Man arrested in connection with Ashton murder

Bradley Moore Credit: GMP

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of Bradley Moore in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Police say Bradley may have been hit by a car shortly after being assaulted.

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving .

Four youths - a 12-year-old boy, two 16 -year-old boys and a 17-year-old boy- have been charged with murder and appeared at court.

Twelve-year-old charged with murder: Tim Scott has this report

A boy who is just 12-years-old is facing a murder charge at a court in Manchester. He can't be named for legal reasons, but he is one of four youngsters charged with killing 43-year-old Bradley Moore in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Moore who died following an incident near a fast food restaurant in the centre of the town.

Tim Scott has this report:

Murdered man named as 43-year-old Bradley Moore

A 12-year-old boy and three teens have been charged with his murder Credit: ITV Granada

A man who was murdered in Ashton-under-Lyne has now been named as 43-year-old Bradley Moore.

Shortly before 10.50pm on Wednesday 27 July 2016 police were called to Warrington Street in Ashton town centre to reports of an assault.

Bradley, who is from Ashton, was taken to hospital where he sadly died in the early hours of Thursday 28 July 2016.

Four boys appeared at Oldham Magistrates’ Court charged with murder today, Monday, 1 August 2016.

The boys, who are aged 12, 16, 16 and 17, will appear at Manchester Crown Court this afternoon.

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