Man in court over Oldham blast

Andrew Partington

A man accused of the manslaughter of a two-year-old boy in a gas explosion has been further remanded in custody.

Jamie Heaton died in the blast while watching TV in his home in Shaw, Oldham, on June 26.

Andrew Partington, suffered 40% burns and a broken back following the blast in Buckley street and was recently brought out of a coma. The 27 year old is charged with killing the youngster and causing £1.2 million of criminal damage.

Devastation caused by blast

He appeared at Manchester Crown Court today and spoke only to confirm his name. he will appear in court again in November.

A 32-year-old man, a gas fitter who is believed to have examined the boiler at Mr Partington's home days before the explosion, remains on police bail pending further inquiries.


Man charged over Shaw gas blast

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal explosion in Shaw, Oldham.