Parents of two-years-old boy killed in gas explosion are charged with manslaughter

Parents of a two-year-old boy killed in a gas explosion at the family home are charged with his manslaughter

  • Sharon Greenham and Darren Greenham have been charged with manslaughter
  • Two-year-old George Arthur Hinds was killed on May 16 after a gas explosion
  • George’s parents were both also injured and later discharged from hospital 
  • The Greenhams have also been charged with theft by Lancashire Police

    A couple have been charged over the death of a two-year-old boy in a gas explosion.

    Sharon Greenham, 51, and Darren Greenham, 44, are accused of the manslaughter of George Arthur Hinds.

    Emergency services were called to the scene in Mallowdale Avenue, Heysham, Lancashire, in the early hours of May 16.

    They found two houses had collapsed with a third seriously damaged.

    George died as a result of the blast at his home, while his parents, Vicky Studholme and Stephen Hinds, were also injured and later discharged from hospital.

    The force said a criminal investigation assisted by gas experts had identified the cause of the blast as a gas pipe which had been cut in the property next door, 20 Mallowdale Avenue.

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