Shaw gas explosion

Emergency services are at the scene following a large explosion in the Shaw area of Oldham.

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Funeral of Shaw victim Jamie Heaton planned for next Thursday

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'.

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