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Cleaning product makes van explode

Cleaning product makes van explode Credit: Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

A man has suffered minor burns to his face and neck after a cleaning product made his van explode.

Yesterday in Yeovil the man was using an aerosol spray to clean the dashboard, he then turned the engine on, causing a reaction and explosion due to the cleaning product vapours.

The Yeovil Fire Crew initially treated the man at the scene. He was then taken to hospital and left later in the afternoon.

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Reports of a bomb scare in Yeovil

A bomb disposal team has been parked outside the building in Newton Road, Yeovil Credit: ITV News

There were reports today of a bomb scare at a block of flats in Yeovil.

A bomb disposal team and forensic investigators were called to flats on Newton Road in Yeovil

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We required specialist support in relation to a substance found at an address in Newton Road, but it does not pose an immediate danger to the public."

Avon and Somerset Polices say there isn no immediate danger to the public Credit: ITV News

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Gary Johnson sacked as manager of Yeovil Town

It has been confirmed that Yeovil Town have sacked Gary Johnson as manager of the club.

Chairman John fry says it was the hardest decision he's ever made at the club:

The decision to relieve Gary of his management duties is the hardest I have been involved in during my 23 years at Huish Park. I cannot speak too highly of the man who in the past brought so much success to our club. We part company on good terms and I would like personally to wish him well for the future.

– John Fry, Yeovil Town Chairman

Gary Johnson's future in doubt at Yeovil Town

Gary Johnson's future as manager of Yeovil Town is in doubt Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Gary Johnson's future as manager of Yeovil Town is in doubt. The board are currently meeting to decide on his future.

After a torrid first half to the season, the League 1 side have been rooted to the bottom of the table.

An FA Cup clash against Manchester United bought some much needed cash and publicity, but the side have made no improvement in the league.

Man found in Yeovil now in 'life-threatening condition'

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with head injuries in West Hendford near Yeovil town centre in the early hours of this morning.

A man in his fifties was found by members of the public in an alleyway running between Tesco car-park and the Manor Hotel.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition. His next of kin have been located and informed.

We’re investigating the man’s movements during Saturday evening and early Sunday morning as we want to establish how he got these injuries.

He’s described as white, of proportionate build, with dark hair. He was wearing a black padded jacket over a grey woollen jumper and had a distinctive Manchester City football scarf on with black and white writing on it.

We know he watched the Chelsea vs Manchester City Premier League game in the Westminster pub in Westminster Street and he also attended the Liberal Club, now known as the 94 club, and then the Labour Club.

He’s captured on CCTV going into the alleyway at 2am but we’re appealing for anyone who used this alleyway between 2am and 3am to come forward, as well as anyone who saw a man matching the description given during the evening.

We also believe the man’s black leather wallet may be missing so if anyone finds a wallet matching this description, please call us.

– Det Con Dan King, Avon & Somerset Police
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