Man, 57, remains in hospital over one week after Park End home explosion

A man remains in hospital more than a week after a gas blast which left him fighting for his life.

The 57-year-old was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by air ambulance following a house explosion on Kirkland Walk in Park End, on Tuesday, June 18. The front of the semi-detached home was completely destroyed as emergency services flooded the estate, near Frampton Green, Middlesbrough, with a huge cordon in place.

More than a week after the incident, Cleveland Police has now confirmed the man remains in hospital. The force previously said he was in a "critical, but stable condition".

Teesside Live reported Cleveland Police were called to the scene at around 12.40pm, along with the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), Cleveland Fire Brigade and the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS). They urged residents to avoid the area and thanked residents for their patience as the NEAS confirmed "one patient was transported to the RVI by air with severe burns".

In an update last week, a Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "Officers investigating the house explosion in Kirkland Walk, Middlesbrough , are today continuing their inquiries into the incident. Cleveland Police are working closely with Middlesbrough Council , Cleveland Fire Brigade, Northern Power Grid, and other local partners, to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and make sure those affected by the incident are receiving the necessary support."

Here’s some of our other stories on the explosion, including the heroes that rescued the man and what’s happening with repairs.

Anyone who saw the explosion, or who has any CCTV, Doorbell, or phone footage of the incident, is asked to contact police via 101, quoting reference number 113998.

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