Cornwall

Bodmin house owner in court after explosion

House explosion in Bodmin
Image caption The front of the house and the roof were blown off

The co-owner of a house in Cornwall which was destroyed in an explosion has appeared in court charged with arson and recklessly endangering life.

More than 20 firefighters battled a fire which broke out after the blast at Margaret's Crescent, in Bodmin, just before 21:00 BST on Tuesday.

The front of the house and the roof were blown off, but no-one was hurt.

Glen Heather, 49, entered no plea at Bodmin Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody.

Mr Heather, of Albany Road, Truro, was due to appear at Truro Crown Court on 28 October, the magistrates' court said.

Fire investigators are continuing to examine the scene.

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