A young child has died after a suspected gas explosion in Heysham ‘destroys three homes’
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Lancashire Police said they had been called at 2.40am to the scene of the explosion after reports “a number” of houses on Mallowdale Avenue had collapsed.
Suspected gas explosion in Lancashire ‘destroys three homes’
Boy killed in explosion named
The parents of a little boy killed in today’s gas explosion in Heysham have paid an emotional tribute to their son.
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A go fund me page set up for residents of Mallowdale Avenue in Heysham after a deadly suspected gas explosion has raised over £13k in a few hours.
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Salt Ayre Leisure Centre is currently open as an evacuation centre for any residents who have been affected by this morning’s tragic incident in Heysham. Anyone who requires support can contact Lancaster City Council on 01524 582000 or 01524 67099.
There is a gallery of more pictures from the scene online here
Police have held a press conference in Heysham: