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A 27-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a gas explosion in Gainsborough on Friday.

Simion Edwards, 27, of Waterworks Street in Gainsborough, was charged by police on Monday morning after a gas explosion at a property on the street at 4.45pm on Friday, October 15.

Edwards was also charged with common assault and is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday.

The property belonged to Leap Housing Charity, an organisation which helps people in need with short-term housing solutions.

Nobody was injured in the incident and no neighbouring properties were affected, with further investigations indicating the explosion was caused by a gas canister.

Lincolnshire Police arrested a man on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a gas explosion in Gainsborough of Friday.

Further investigations indicate that the explosion was caused by a gas cannister.

The incident happened at around 4.45pm on October 15 on Waterworks Street in Gainsborough.

Nobody has been injured, and no neighbouring properties have been affected.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected gas explosion at a property in Waterworks Street in Gainsborough.

Officers were called to reports of an explosion at the property at 4.45pm on Friday.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and utility services attended the incident and the property has been secured by the services.

Nobody has been injured, and no neighbouring properties have been affected.

Police will remain on scene overnight while enquiries are carried out.

If you have any information about the incident or have dashcam, phone, or CCTV footage which could help, please contact police.

There are a number of ways to get in touch:

  • By clicking on the email link [email protected] and putting incident 328 of the 15 October in the subject box.
  • Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 328 of the 15 October.
  • Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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