43-Year-Old Man Arrested After Explosion Rocks Wythenshawe

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  • Baby and 32-year-old woman rushed to the hospital

Police have arrested in connection to the explosion that rocked Wythenshave in the early hours of Wednesday.

The incident happened at a residential address on Pewsey Road around 12.20am.

An 11-year-old girl and 32-year-old woman were rushed to the hospital after sustaining an injury in the explosion.

Police arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder and arson with intent to endanger life.

The suspect remains in custody.

The police suspect the explosion was caused by a gas canister, which left the home badly damaged.

Detective Inspector from GMP's City of Manchester Division, Christopher Potter described the incident as a "nasty explosion that has caused some significant damage to a property and, luckily, no one sustained any serious injuries. Whilst no one was badly hurt, this has left those who were inside the property at the time understandably shaken and upset.

“We understand that events such as this can cause significant worry and concern for the local community but we want to reassure you that we believe this to have been an isolated incident and there is no wider threat posed to the public.

“We currently have one man in custody for questioning and our investigation is very much underway as we try to ascertain all the facts surrounding the incident. We would urge anyone with information that could assist us with our enquiries to speak with police.”

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