Oldham Blast: Jamie Heaton's Parents Return To Site Where Two-Year-Old Was Killed

Blast Parents Return To Site Of Son's Death

The parents of two-year-old Jamie Heaton, killed in the Oldham explosion this week, have returned to the spot where their son was killed for the first time.

Michelle and Ken Heaton's son was killed in the blast which ripped houses apart on Buckley Street, leaving three houses reduced to rubble.

The parents of two-year-old Jamie Heaton, who died in an explosion in Shaw, Greater Manchester, paid tribute to their son on Friday, saying: "Jamie was unique and amazing. We will miss everything about him."

While it is not yet know what caused the blast, one man has so far been arrested in connection with the incident.

The blast decimated three houses in the street, killing two-year-old Jamie Heaton

The Heatons released their statement after visiting the scene to see the messages and flowers left by well-wishers.

They also thanked the local community for the "tremendous support" in the wake of the tragedy.

Jamie was killed and neighbour Andrew Partington, 27, suffered serious burns as Tuesday's blast flattened their homes and damaged scores of other houses.

Jamie was killed while watching TV in his home but his mother miraculously survived after stepping out to hang out washing in the yard.


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