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The parents of a child who was killed in a suspected gas explosion in Heysham paid tribute to their “beautiful little angel”.
At around 2:40 a.m., police were called to the location of the explosion on Mallowdale Avenue. today (Sunday May 16).
Officers surrendered and found two houses that had collapsed with serious damage to a third property.
George Arthur Hinds, two and ten months old, died as a result of the accident.
“Our beautiful little angel grew his wings today”
The parents of 2-year-old George Arthur Hinds paying tribute to their son, who sadly died following a suspected gas explosion in Heysham. Absolutely heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/Ic5f2s4sks
— Alice Sofield (@AliceSofield) May 16, 2021
“Our hearts go out to those we love at this difficult time,” Lancashire police said.
George’s parents, Vicky Studholme and Stephen Hinds, were also injured, although it wasn’t serious.
In a tribute, his parents said: “We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful George.
“He was so precious to us. We have no words to describe how we are feeling, and we just want some time for ourselves to understand what happened. Our beautiful little angel has wings today. Hui.”
Two other people remain in hospital with injuries classified as serious.
Emergency services, local authorities and partners remain active and a safety chain is maintained.
Several residents have been evacuated and are receiving support from local authorities.
Engineers at the gas department are working to make the area safe and people are being told to avoid the area while police deal with the ongoing incident.