Manchester

Injured man charged over Blackley house explosion

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Image caption Two men were taken to hospital after the blast on Cecil Road

A man has been charged in connection with an explosion at a house in north Manchester.

The blast reduced much of the end terrace property in Cecil Road, Blackley, to rubble on 16 January.

Kevin Carrol, of Cecil Road, who was injured, has been charged with criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

The 33-year-old is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court.

He has recently been discharged from hospital, police said.

A second injured man, whose condition was described as critical, was discharged from hospital in the days following the explosion, a force spokesperson added.

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Image caption Firefighters and technical response units were in attendance

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