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Man jailed for gas blast death

A man who blew up his house in a massive gas blast that killed a two-year-old boy living next door has been jailed for 10 years.

The explosion obliterated the rented home of Andrew Partington and neighbouring terraced houses in Shaw, Oldham, last June.

The body of toddler Jamie Heaton was found in the wreckage.

Partington, 28, pled guilty at Manchester Crown Court in November to manslaughter and eight charges of destroying houses in the blast.

Partington's partner, Tania Williams, had left him and taken their children before he filled the house with gas.

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