Man charged over Bolton explosion

A man has been charged following a small explosion in Bolton.

Martin Middleton, 26, of Hartfield Walk, Bolton has been charged with causing an explosion likely to endanger life. He was due to appear at Bolton Magistrates today.

Shortly after 1.20pm on Sunday January 13, police were called by paramedics who had received reports a man had seriously injured his hand.

When police arrived they found a 26-year-old man had suffered a serious hand injury during an explosion at a house on Lea Gate, Bolton.