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Man admits Oldham explosion toddler death

28 November 2012 Last updated at 22:29 GMT

A man has admitted causing the death of a toddler and the destruction of eight homes in a gas explosion in Greater Manchester.

Andrew Partington pleaded guilty to manslaughter via videolink at Manchester Crown Court, following the death of two-year-old Jamie Heaton in Buckley Street, on 26 June.

Mr Partington also admitted causing £1.2m of damage to homes.

Ed Thomas reports.