The father of the Shaw blast victim says there's "always something missing" from family life. It is two years since Jamie Heaton was killed.
The first police officer at the scene of the Shaw gas blast has spoken of "absolute devastation" that greeted him.
A man who killed a two-year-old in a gas explosion in Shaw, text his girlfriend to tell her he would blow their house up.
Andrew Partington, who killed toddler Jamie Heaton in the Shaw gas blast sentenced to 10 years in prison with a further five on licence.
The judge has adjourned proceedings in the sentencing of Andrew Partington until 1200.
Partington will then be sentenced for manslaughter and multiple counts of criminal damage.
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The man who triggered the Shaw gas blast, which killed a toddler, is being sentenced. Andrew Partington is at Manchester Crown Court.
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.|
Detectives investigating a gas explosion in Shaw that killed a toddler have interviewed a key witness in their investigation.
Andrew Partington, who's 27 was questioned at his hospital bedside as he continues to recover from the burns he received.
Two year old Jamie Heaton who lived next door was killed in the explosion in June. Officers say Mr Partington faces further questioning if and when he is declared fit enough to leave hospital.
The 2-year-old was watching television when his house was destroyed in the blast. Hundreds came to his funeral at East Crompton St James Church in Shaw today.
Jamie Heaton's coffin has now left church. It will be taken for a private committal at Hollinwood Crematorium. The two-year-old was killed in the gas explosion in Shaw, Oldham on 26 June.