Man Critical After Darlington Explosion

20 February 2018, 13:05

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The incident happened on Wordsworth Road in Darlington at around 6.20pm last night.

Police are investigating an explosion at a property in Darlington.

The windows of the affected property were blown out in the blast.

Chief Inspector Sue Robinson of Durham Constabulary, said: “One man remains in a critical condition in hospital and our thoughts are with him.

“Three fire appliances, police and ambulance all attended the scene.

“Six people were evacuated from nearby houses.

“An investigation is underway and we are working with our colleagues at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service to establish the cause.

“A police cordon is still in place and will remain there for the foreseeable future.

“We would like to thank local residents for their cooperation.”