Parents of little boy killed in Heysham gas explosion pay tribute to their son

Two other people remain in hospital with injuries described as critical

The parents of a toddler who died following a suspected gas explosion in Heysham Lancashire, have paid tribute to their "beautiful little angel".

Police were called to the scene of the blast on Mallowdale Avenue in Heysham at around 2.40am on Sunday (16 May), reports Lancashire Evening Post.

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George’s parents Vicky Studholme and Stephen Hinds were also injured, although not seriously.

The parents of a toddler who died following a suspected gas explosion in Heysham, Lancashire, have paid tribute to their "beautiful little angel"

They said: “We are devastated at the loss of our beautiful George.

"He was so precious to us. We have no words to describe how we feel and just want time to ourselves to come to terms with what has happened. Our beautiful little angel grew his wings today.”

Two other people remain in hospital with injuries described as critical.

"A number of residents have been evacuated and are being looked after by the local authority.

"Gas service engineers are working to make the area safe.

"People are being asked to avoid the area while we deal with this ongoing incident."

Anyone with any information should contact police on log 0180 of May 16th or on the Major Incident Portal at http://orlo.uk/YUSgi

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