Man seriously injured in hospital after reports of 'explosion' at Peterborough home

Residents reported hearing a ‘big bang’ at around 1pm
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A man is in a serious condition in hospital after reports of an ‘explosion’ at a Peterborough home.

Emergency services were called to Winwick Place, Westwood just after 1pm yesterday (November 15).

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One resident living near-by contacted the Peterborough Telegraph about an ‘explosion’ after hearing a ‘massive bang’ before police, fire and ambulance crews – including an air ambulance – arrived.

The incident happened in Winwick PlaceThe incident happened in Winwick Place
The incident happened in Winwick Place

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said: “We were called yesterday at 1.10pm to a house in Winwick Place, Westwood, Peterborough, with reports a man had been injured at his home.

“Officers attended, together with paramedics and firefighters, and the man has been airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.”

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Firefighters arrived to find a fire involving a cylinder that was already extinguished on Winwick Place. They made sure the area was safe and returned to their stations by 2.10pm.”