So why weren't the key services such as gas, electric and water cut off at explosion bungalow last weekend?

PUBLISHED: 16:45 15 March 2012

Wisbech Standard front page, March 16.

Wisbech Standard front page, March 16.

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SO why weren't all services - gas, electricity and water - cut off at an empty bungalow destroyed in an explosion which came close to killing a neighbour?

That’s one of the questions being asked in Leverington following the explosion which razed a semi-detached bungalow to the ground.

It has emerged that police twice visited the bungalow – on Saturday and Sunday - following reports by the outgoing tenant of copper piping and copper tank thefts.

The response by landlords, Roddons Housing Association, was to send a plumber on Sunday afternoon... but he left when no-one answered the door.

He left a calling card instead.

Hours later an explosion rocked through St Leonard’s Road, destroying the bungalow and leaving neighbours thankful they were unhurt.

Many questions remain unanswered.

Buy Friday’s Wisbech Standard for an exclusive investigation which shows clear discrepancies in the varying accounts of what happened in the critical 48 hours before the Fenland home exploded.

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