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.
A man who blew up his house in a massive gas blast that killed his two-year-old next-door neighbour was jailed for ten years today.
The funeral is due to take place today of two-year-old Jamie Heaton who was killed in the gas explosion in Shaw, Oldham on 26 June. The toddler was watching television when his house was destroyed, along with his next door neighbour's.
The funeral service at 12pm in East Crompton St James Church is private but will be relayed to the public outside through loudspeakers.
The funeral's to be held of a two year old boy killed in the Shaw gas blast.
Jamie Heaton was watching TV when the blast ripped through his house.
His parents say they will miss everything about him.
The funeral of 2-year-old Jamie Heaton, who was killed in the explosion in Shaw on 26 June, has been planned for Thursday 19 July. It will start with a service at St James Church in East Crompton, followed by a committal at Hollinwood Crematorium. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Jamie had been watching television when the gas explosion next door destroyed his house. His parents have spoken of their devastation at losing their 'happy, loving little boy'.
Oldham Council has confirmed it will donate £100,000 to the distress fund set up in the wake of the explosion in Shaw.
Residents affected by the fatal gas blast in Oldham can apply for financial help from today.
The council says people in severe hardship will get immediate support.
Donations of cash and household items have been described as "overwhelming".
Police are hoping that a mobile phone believed still lost in the rubble of the gas blast in Oldham will give them vital clues as to what happened.
It belonged to the seriously injured neighbour of two year old Jamie Heaton who died in the blast.
It's understood the Blackberry contains messages sent by Andrew Partington to his partner.
Rob Jaskowski has the details:-