Building damaged in early-moring explosion

Following an extensive search of the property in Launcelot Close, Andover. Officers aren’t treating the incident as suspicious following the blast on 27th December, 2018.

James Kirkby, Of Launcelot Close, was pronounced dead at the scene after the explosion.

housing association, Aster Group has since been dealing with the debris who own the two properties.

A force spokesman said: “Following an extensive search of the site, the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been prepared for the coroner.

“The cause of the explosion is believed to have been isolated to the individual property and there are no identified safety concerns that will affect the wider community.

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“Officers would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while we investigated this incident.”

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