Nantwich High Street, town centre, set for facelift

Council chiefs are probing a gas blast in Nantwich town centre which left an elderly lady  in hospital, it has emerged.

The incident happened when a gas bottle being used on an outdoor barbecue stall on High Street exploded.

The blast, which happened close to the The Crown Hotel on Easter Saturday, knocked the victim aged in her 90s to the ground.

The victim’s family, who asked not to be named, said she had to be treated in hospital for her injuries.

Police attended the scene and reported the incident to the Health and Safety Exectuive and trading standards at Cheshire East Council.

Insp Dave Smithers, head of Nantwich Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “Someone was operating a hog roast/ burger stall using a small camping stove and a big catering tray when the cannister exploded and knocked over an elderly woman walking nearby.

“We passed the details to HSE and Trading Standards. Fortunately, injuries were not serious.”

A Cheshire East Council spokesperson told Nantwichnews: “We are aware of an incident that occurred in Nantwich over the Easter weekend. We are now carrying out a full investigation into the matter.”

It was one of the few incidents police had to deal with over what they described as a successful Easter festival.

“There were half the number of section 27 notices and only a handful of arrests,” added Insp Smithers.

“Combined with good natured members of the public, it all contributed to this year being considered a success from a policing perspective.”

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