Experts from the Health and Safety Executive say the cause of the gas explosion which happened a year ago in Cheltenham will never be discovered.
Miraculously, eighty one year old Betty Hodgkiss wasn't seriously injured when her home was wrecked last May. Eleven other properties in Rosehill Street were also severely damaged. Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin has this exclusive report.
Experts from the Health and Safety Executive say the cause of the gas explosion which happened a year ago on Rosehill Street in Cheltenham will never be discovered.
Investigators looking into a gas explosion that destroyed a house in Cheltenham a year ago say they will never know what caused the blast.
The residents of Rosehill Street in Cheltenham have been marking the Queen's Jubilee with a street party. Less than a month ago a gas explosion destroyed several houses in the road. Now the community are enjoying a chance to come together and celebrate.
An 81 year old woman has left hospital about two weeks after she had a miracle escape from an explosion which ripped her terraced home apart. Betty Hodgkiss suffered only a broken leg, cuts and bruises in the blast in Rosehill Street, Cheltenham and has now been discharged to recuperate.
Rescue teams spent half an hour removing bricks and other debris before finding her in a void made by fallen timbers at her home and her escape was described as "miraculous" by a firefighter at the scene
A man's body has been discovered by police following an explosion in Gloucester.
They were called to the building off Bristol Road last night. Police say a petrol can was found at the scene. An investigation is being carried out.
An appeal's been launched for donations to help residents whose homes were damaged by a gas explosion in Cheltenham.
The two properties either side of the house that blew up on Rosehill Street are being pulled down in an operation that's expected to take up to three weeks.
Eleven other properties were severely damaged in the blast, which happened on 10th May.
Some of the affected families are in hotels and rented accommodation.
Local residents are asking companies to see whether they can donate anything that can help. They are also planning a street party.
Betty Hodgkis, 81, whose house was destroyed in the blast, is still recovering in hospital.
Two houses have been demolished in Cheltenham. They had been either side of the house destroyed in a gas blast last week. Its occupant, 81 year old Betty Hodgkiss remains in a stable condition in hospital. Robert Murphy reports