Oldham parents' tribute to son

The parents of two-year-old Jamie Heaton, who died in a suspected gas explosion in Greater Manchester, have paid tribute to their "unique" son. A man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the incident has been released on bail.

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Parents of boy killed in explosion visit scene

Michelle and Ken Heaton, whose two-year-old son Jamie died in an explosion in Shaw, Greater Manchester.

The parents of a two-year-old killed in an explosion in Shaw, Greater Manchester, visited the scene earlier and looked at messages and flowers left by well-wishers in memory of their son.

Michelle and Ken Heaton look at flowers and messages left in memory of their son.

'Boiler maintenance' investigated in Shaw explosion

A man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over a gas blast which killed a two-year-old boy has been released on bail.

The 32-year-old from the Shaw area of Oldham was held in London yesterday and was taken to Manchester today for questioning in connection with Tuesday's massive explosion.

Police said they understood the suspect may have done some boiler maintenance work at one of the houses in Buckley Street, Oldham.

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Oldham explosion suspect bailed

A man arrested in connection with an explosion in Shaw has been released on bail. Greater Manchester Police have said:

A man has been bailed pending further inquiries following an explosion in Oldham that claimed the life of two-year-old Jamie Heaton.

At about 11.15am on Tuesday 26 June 2012, officers were on patrol in the Shaw area when they heard a loud explosion. The body of Jamie was found inside one of the houses.

A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter has been bailed until 9 August 2012 pending further inquiries.

Another man, aged 27, was taken to hospital for treatment to burn injuries and he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A thorough search and rescue operation was led by GMFRS following the incident and no one else was significantly hurt following the incident.

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