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Funeral due to take place of Oldham gas explosion victim Jamie Heaton

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.


Funeral of Shaw victim Jamie Heaton planned for next Thursday

Jamie Heaton
Jamie Heaton was killed in the gas explosion

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'.


Phone messages may shed new light on blast investigation

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:-

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