Teenager injured after gas canister explosion in Folkestone
A teenager was taken to hospital last night after a gas canister exploded in Folkestone's Wood Avenue.
Police, paramedics and Folkestone firefighters were all called to Wood Avenue at about 6pm after a gas canister on an air gun exploded.
Kent police said the 19-year-old man had tried to heat up the gas canister with a lighter which caused the explosion.
He was treated on the scene for a chest injury and then taken by paramedics and taken to the William Harvey Hospital.
Firefighters said they would advise people only to use gas canisters as instructed by manufacturers.