Man charged over house explosion in Goole
A man has been charged over a house blast allegedly caused after the gas supply was tampered with.
Police were called to Marlborough Avenue, Goole, East Yorkshire in the early hours of Sunday after the terraced property was largely destroyed by an explosion. Neighbouring properties were also damaged.
No-one was injured. Humberside Police said it is believed the gas supply had been interfered with.
Neighbour Charles Shooter was at home with his wife Tina when the incident happened.
"We heard a crash and thought it was just a car crashing into the side," he said. "I looked out of the window and could see smoke so I ran outs and it was literally in flames. It went up that quick there was no way of getting anywhere near it. All you could do was stand and watch."
Another resident, Nicolescu Sorin, told the Hull Daily Mail: "Pieces of the house wall fell over the cars and across the street, including power lines."It's the first time I've seen something like this. The intervention of the firemen and the police was exceptional."
Wayne Vines, 56, of Marlborough Avenue, has been charged with causing criminal damage which recklessly endangered life.
He is due to appear at Hull Magistrates Court on Monday.
Det Con Andrew Johnson, of Humberside Police, said: “I would like to thank the local community for their patience whilst we dealt with the incident. Their understanding is very much appreciated.”
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