Gas blast family get keys to rebuilt home

A Cheltenham family whose home was destroyed by a gas blast two years ago have got the keys to their rebuilt property

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A couple whose home was wrecked by a gas explosion in a next door property have been handed the keys to their new house.

Richard and Sarah Drinkwater and their family had to wait two years for their home in Cheltenham to be rebuilt. But now they say they can at last put the traumatic event behind them. Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin reports.

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Cheltenham family pick up keys to new house after gas blast

Cheltenham family pick up keys to new house Credit: ITV News West Country

A Cheltenham family whose home was destroyed by a gas blast two years ago have got the keys to their rebuilt house this morning. The Drinkwater family have been living in rented accommodation since the explosion in 2012.

The devastation caused by the gas blast in Rosehill Street in 2012 Credit: ITV News West Country

Cheltenham gas blast family get their rebuilt home

The devastation caused by the gas blast in Rosehill Street in 2012 Credit: ITV News West Country

A Cheltenham family whose home was destroyed by a gas blast two years ago get the keys to their rebuilt house today.

The original house in Rosehill Street and the two either side had to be demolished.

The Drinkwater family have been living in rented accommodation since the explosion.