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Rotherham families waiting for bodies to be recovered from Didcot Power Station

The families of two men from Rotherham who died when the redundant Didcot power station collapsed are waiting for their bodies to be recovered.

The bodies of John Shaw and Ken Creswell are still trapped beneath debris

The remainder of the site was brought down in a controlled explosion yesterday.

John Shaw and Ken Cresswell and two other men were killed in February.

Watch: Final section of Didcot Power Station demolished


Six arrests for conspiracy to commit murder in South Yorkshire

Shots were heard in the Burncross area of Sheffield Credit: ITV News

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in South Yorkshire.

A 24-year-old woman and five men, aged 21, 22, 24 and two 23-year-olds, are currently in police custody being questioned by detectives.

Their arrest follows an incident on Friday 15 July in the Burncross road area of Chapeltown in Sheffield. Witnesses reported shots were fired.

The six were arrested in connection with the incident a short while later in the Upper Wortley Road area of Rotherham.

“The investigation is in the very early stages and while we have made arrests, I would urge anyone who has any information to please come forward and make contact with police.

“There will be additional patrols in the Chapeltown area and a more visible police presence to provide reassurance to the local community, and if anyone has concerns I would encourage them to please get in touch.

"If anyone has any information or concerns, they should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1325 of 15 July 2016."

– Detective Sergeant Andy Shields

Final section of Didcot power station demolished

The final section of Didcot Power Station was demolished early this morning. It partially collapsed in February killing four men.

The bodies of John Shaw and Ken Creswell are still trapped beneath debris Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The bodies of John Shaw and Ken Cresswell from Rotherham are still trapped beneath the debris.

The site owners, RWE Npower say the demolition was "extremely complicated" and the recovery operation is resuming as soon as the area is deemed safe.

Demolition due to take place at Didcot power station

It has been confirmed that a controlled demolition of the Didcot power station, where three men, including two from Rotherham, remain trapped will take place this weekend.

The remaining structure of the Didcot power station will be demolished Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It has been almost five months since the plant collapsed -with the bodies of Ken Cresswell and John Shaw underneath the debris.

The operation will take place on Sunday with roads around the area being closed during the blast.


Police searching for missing Rotherham man find body

Police officers searching for a man, who has gone missing from Rotherham, have found a body.

Credit: Press Association

Andrew Downing, 41, from Rotherham was last seen at 10pm on June 28. His car was found at Ladybower Fisheries in Bamford in Derbyshire on July 6.

On Saturday July 9 underwater search teams found the body of a man which is believed to be Mr Downing at the reservoir.

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