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Source: United Kingdom Thames Valley Police

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the partial collapse at Didcot Power Station in 2016 which resulted in the deaths of four men.

Thames Valley Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have continued its joint investigation between TVP and HSE, continues to investigate corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and health and safety offences.

Deputy Chief Constable Jason Hogg, said: “Our deepest sympathies are, as always, with the families and friends of Michael Collings, Ken Cresswell, Christopher Huxtable, and John Shaw who tragically died after the partial collapse of the boiler house at the Didcot A Power Station.

“Thames Valley Police and the Health and Safety Executive remain totally committed to investigating the collapse and obtaining answers for the families.

“This remains a highly complex investigation with vast amounts of evidence data including 2,326 witness statements, over 150,000 pieces of digital evidence, and over 4,500 physical exhibits including 1,870 tonnes of structural exhibits which are being examined.

“Our enquiry continues to be led by a nationally accredited homicide Senior Investigating Officer, supported by a dedicated joint police and HSE Major Incident Room consisting of detectives, HSE inspectors, a digital evidence review team, disclosure officers, technical experts and our family liaison officers who maintain regular contact with the families in order to support and advise them on the progress of the case.

 “We maintain close contact with the Crown Prosecution Service through a dedicated lawyer and a disclosure barrister to give independent oversight on the investigation.

“On this day when we remember those who died and those who were injured, I would like to be clear that the scale and complexity of this investigation will not be a barrier to us obtaining the answers that the families so desperately deserve.”


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