Body Recovered From Didcot Identified

9 September 2016, 16:25 | Updated: 9 September 2016, 16:41

The second body to be found in the rubble at Didcot Power Station has been identified.

57 year old, Ken Cresswell, from Rotherham in South Yorkshire was the second of three missing men to be recovered from the rubble of the old boiler house at Didcot A Power Station.

Four men, including Ken Cresswell, died when the building partcially collapsed on the 23rd of February.

Mick Collings from Teeside was found on the first night, but the other three were missing in the wreckage for more than six months.

Just a week ago, the first of the three bodies was found, 34 year old Christopher Huxtable from Swansea.

On Wednesday another body was found which has now been identified as 57 year old Ken Cresswell.

61 year old John Shaw, who is also from Rotherham, is still missing.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: 

"Our thoughts are with his family and also with the family of the remaining missing man, John Shaw, and we would ask that their privacy is respected during this incredibly difficult time.

"A joint Thames Valley Police and Health Safety Executive (HSE) investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances which led to the collapse of the boiler house and the subsequent deaths.'' 

The building was previously too unstable to be approached and a 50-metre exclusion zone was set up around the site. until the remainder of the structure was demolished in July.