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Parents pay tribute to Oldham house blast victim


The parents of two-year-old Jamie Heaton, who died in an explosion in Shaw, Greater Manchester, paid tribute to their son today, saying: “Jamie was unique and amazing. We will miss everything about him.”

Michelle and Ken Heaton released their statement after visiting the scene to see the messages and flowers left by well-wishers.

They also thanked the local community for the "tremendous support" in the wake of the tragedy.

Jamie was killed and neighbour Andrew Partington, 27, suffered serious burns as Tuesday's blast flattened their homes and damaged scores of other houses.

Jamie was killed while watching TV in his home but his mother miraculously survived after stepping out to hang out washing in the yard.