Alexander Hammonds, who volunteers for Rose Hill News as a photographer, took some amazing close up shots of the devastation (as seen above) which was the result of an explosion in Gibbs Crescent earlier this week.

Soon after publishing the shots on Facebook moments after the blast, @RoseHillNews shared the link with The Oxford Mail which then led the way for other news sites wanting to publish and credit the pictures including Sky, BBC, The Times, The Sun, Mail, Express, Oxfordshire Guardian and multiple others!


Alex’s original Facebook post has now been shared 166 times and he has signed a contract with SWNS to distribute the pictures further.

An amazing example of local community journalism, well done Alex!

  • Rose Hill News sends its condolences to the family & friends of the man who is feared dead in the flat explosion and sends well wishes to the neighbours who were affected by the blast.

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