Police Interview Shaw Blast Victim

6 September 2012, 16:54

A man has been interviewed by police in connection with the death of two year old Jamie Heaton, who died in an explosion in Shaw, Oldham.

Back in June officers were on patrol in the Shaw area when they heard a loud explosion on Buckley Street

Several properties were damaged in the blast, some even completely destroyed.

Sadly, Jamie's body was found inside one of the houses.

A 27 year old man was interviewed by detectives, under caution, on Wednesday 29 August.

The man, who was himself injured in the blast, remains in hospital. It is not known when he will be discharged.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood, said: "We remain determined to establish what caused the blast that ultimately led to Jamie's tragic death.

"This man has been spoken to and it is important our officers are given the time to complete a fair and thorough investigation.

"Any speculation is unhelpful; to the investigation, local community and most importantly Jamie's family."

A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter remains on police bail pending further inquiries.

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