Parents of Jamie Heaton remember their 'happy little boy'

Jamie Heaton's parents, Michelle and Kenny visit floral tributes in Oldham Credit: PA Wire

The parents of Jamie Heaton have released a statement through Greater Manchester Police following the death of their two-year-old son in an explosion in Oldham.

Our little man Jamie was a happy little boy, mischievous and full of laughter.

He loved watching Mr Tumble and Peppa Pig.

He was in his element in the outdoors and lived his freedom, going to the park, playing on the slide.

He adored his family, his brother and sister, Jack and Jodie. They loved their cuddles and play fighting. His personality was unique and amazing. Jamie was unique and amazing.

We will miss everything about him. Even though we only had a short time with Jamie, the time we had was special and his memory will live on through Jack and Jodie and everyone close to him.

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Over the last few days we have been allowed some quality time with Jamie who looked so peaceful and perfect.

We take comfort in the fact he passed away quickly without much suffering. He is in a safe place and we know he is being well looked after by those around him.

We have no doubt that he will be up to mischief looking down on us with that smile.

We are overwhelmed by the support we have had. We would like to thank our families for the enormous support that they have offered.

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We would like to express our thanks to the community for their tremendous support, their kindness and gifts.

We would like to thank the emergency services for their bravery and support, the local authority and local businesses.

Our thoughts are also with our neighbours whose lives have been turned upside down over the last few days.

We are going to miss our little man.