Coleford: Gas Explosion At House

A man's been charged in connection with an explosion at a house in Coleford on Saturday (14th Feb).

43 year old Kenneth Brown from Park Rd in Gloucester has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life, and criminal damage and is due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates on Monday (16th Feb)

Gloucestershire Police, two Fire and Rescue crews, and South Western Ambulance Service were called out to High Nash by a neighbour who heard the explosion at around 7.30am on Saturday.

The house adjoining had to be evacuated but no one else was injured in the explosion. 

The home has been examined by structural engineers.

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