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New Ferry explosion: Third man arrested over 'gas blast'

Wirral blast
Image caption Two people were seriously hurt after the explosion in Wirral

A third man has been arrested following an explosion in which 100 people were evacuated from their homes.

Two people were seriously hurt and 31 injured in a suspected gas blast at New Ferry, Wirral, on 25 March.

A 65-year-old man from Cheshire has been held on suspicion of conspiring to commit arson with intent or recklessness and a fraud charge.

Two men arrested on Wednesday have been released from custody but remain under police investigation.

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