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Tingley gas explosion suspect remains in hospital

Explosion in Tingley
Image caption A 45-year-old man remains in hospital following the explosion on Tuesday

A man arrested on suspicion of arson following a gas explosion at a bungalow in West Yorkshire remains in hospital.

Police said the 45-year-old is continuing to receive treatment but his injuries were not life-threatening.

He suffered burns and the effects of inhaling smoke after the explosion at the property on The Crescent, Tingley, at around 09:30 BST on Tuesday.

No-one else was injured but six neighbouring homes had to be evacuated as a precaution.

Supt Mabs Hussain, from West Yorkshire Police, thanked the community for its patience.

"This understandably caused a great deal of shock and upset but I would like to reassure people that we have arrested a local 45-year-old man and are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident," he said.

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