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Pic:  PooleStadiumLimited/BNPS<br />
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The house shortly after the blast.  A still image from CCTV footage of the blast as seen from a camera on Poole Stadium.<br />
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A spurned husband who almost killed himself and his ex-wife when he deliberately blew up their house with them inside it is facing a lengthy jail term today.<br />
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Ian Clowes appeared in court via a video link and pleaded guilty to a charge of arson in connection with the huge gas explosion that ripped apart the semi-detached property. <br />
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The 67-year-old had divorced from his ex-wife Elaine and converted their marital home into two flats before he triggered the blast on October 22 last year.