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Boy, aged three, among six people injured in boat explosion

Five people were taken to hospital and one man was treated at the scene. Credit: PA

Five people, including a three-year-old boy, were taken to hospital after an explosion on a boat today.

Police were called to Bray Lock in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, at around 12.40pm following the incident.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "A man and a woman aged in their forties and a teenage girl who were on the boat have been taken to St George’s Hospital in London for treatment.

"A woman in her thirties and a three-year-old boy who were also thought to have been on the boat have been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment."

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Another man received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Police said the boat was thought to be privately owned.


PC sacked for 'inappropriate' relationship with victim

A police officer has been sacked for gross misconduct after striking up a “inappropriate relationship” with a domestic abuse victim.

PC Richard Davis, who was based in Buckingham, was dismissed from Thames Valley Police with immediate effect after a hearing heard he committed a “number” of breaches, before going on to lie about the relationship when questioned.

PC Richard Davis was dismissed from Thames Valley Police Credit: Google Maps

After being arrested in March last year, he also breached his bail conditions by contacting the victim again.

Dep Ch Cons Francis Habgood said Davis' "discreditable and dishonest" actions were "completely at odds" with their expected standards of behaviour.

I am grateful to the witnesses, whose evidence enabled us to identify this misconduct. The great majority of officers work tirelessly to serve vulnerable victims. This case demonstrates that, in the rare cases where officers abuse their position of trust, the matter will be thoroughly investigated and firmly dealt with.

– Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood

Mr Davis now has 10 working days to appeal the decision.

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