Two years jail granted to the man who caused an explosion in his kitchen while his family was inside the house
Clinton Parren purchased a camping stove and four gas canisters to cook meals in the garden on 29th December.
On 30th December, around 00:30 GMT, the family woke up by the explosion, which caused substantial damage to the whole property.
Investigators established that the blast in the house was caused by a canister being kept on the cooker hob, which had then been switched on. Parren, 43, pleaded guilty to triggering an explosion likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property.
Manchester Crown Court heard the time of the explosion. Parren, of Pewsey Road in Wythenshawe, was residing with his partner and their two children.
Parren mentioned that he left a gas canister next to the cooker but locked the other three in the shed, Greater Manchester Police stated.
But fire investigators established a canister had been placed on the hob leading it to heat up until the gas inside expanded suitably to cause it to explode.
Det Con Natalie Richardson mentioned: “This was a reckless act that could have resulted in severe injuries, not only to Parren’s and his own family but also to his neighbours.
“He caused substantial irreparable damage to the property and it is a surprising that this did not affect the neighbouring properties.”