Man charged with arson after suspected gas explosion in Gainsborough

A man has been charged with arson after a suspected gas explosion in Gainsborough.

Lincolnshire Police were called to reports of an explosion at the property in Waterworks Street, Gainsborough at 4.45pm on Friday, October 15.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and utility services also attended the incident and the property was secured by the services.

Fire crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel.

There has been a suspected gas explosion in Waterworks Street, Gainsborough

Nobody was injured, and no neighbouring properties were affected.

Following further investigations it is now believed the explosion was caused by a cannister.

Lincolnshire Police arrested and charged Simion Edwards, 27, of Waterworks Street, on suspicion of arson with recklessness as to whether life was endangered,

He has also been charged with common assault, and is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court today (Monday, October 18).

The police are appealing for witnesses and if you have any information about the incident or have dashcam, phone, or CCTV footage which could help, call 101, quoting incident 328 of October 15.