Gloucestershire

Forest of Dean house explosion victim, 43, charged

Explosion house, High Nash, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Image caption The explosion happened at a house in Coleford, on Saturday morning

A man injured in an explosion at a house in the Forest of Dean has been charged with intent to endanger life and criminal damage.

Kenneth Brown, 43, of Park Road in Gloucester, is due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court later.

The blast at the semi-detached house in High Nash, Coleford, happened just after 07:30 GMT on Saturday.

Police said the owners of the house were not in at the time of the explosion.

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