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Man cleared over Birmingham flat explosion death

Scene of explosion
Image caption The blast destroyed the ground-floor flat in Birmingham

A man has been cleared of killing another man in an explosion in a flat.

Tobias Gordon, 32, was seriously injured the blast, which destroyed the ground-floor home in Aldersmead Road, Birmingham, in November 2014, and died a month later.

Darren Stevenson, of no fixed abode, was acquitted of manslaughter, arson and producing a class B drug, at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday.

The 30-year-old also suffered burns from the explosion.

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