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Update on Shaw explosion

Greater Manchester Police do not believe anyone is unaccounted for following the large explosion in Shaw, earlier today. Two properties on Buckley Street, numbers 9 and 11, were significantly damaged in the explosion.

Sadly, the body of a young child, believed to be two-years-old, was found inside one of the houses and, at this time, [...]

Oldham Council say residents are the priority

Councillor Jean Stretton

Oldham Council and a range of partner organisations across all sectors have been working to assist residents affected by today’s major explosion in Shaw.

A Rest Centre set-up at Crompton House school in the wake of the blast has been providing help for people unable to access their homes. So far [...]

Major house explosion in Shaw

A young child has been killed today in a large house explosion in Shaw.

Emergency services are currently at the scene on Buckley Street in Shaw where three homes have been severely damaged by a suspected gas explosion. The explosion happened around 11.15am when the emergency services were called following a report that homes had [...]