Second body recovered from Didcot power station

Second body recovered from Didcot power station

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Body recovered from Power Station formally identified


Thames Valley Police can confirm that the body recovered at Didcot Power Station has been formally identified as John Shaw from Rotherham.

All three workers, trapped under twenty thousand tonnes of rubble, have now been found.

A joint Thames Valley Police and Health Safety Executive (HSE) investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of his death.

Final Body removed from Didcot power station

A guard of honour was held early this morning Credit: Thames Valley Police

A guard of honour has been held for the final victim of the Didcot power station tragedy.

The body, believed to be that of 61 year old John Shaw from Rotherham was found on Friday, and early this morning family members joined with emergency workers and representatives of site owners RWE to pay their respects as he was driven away.

61 year old John Shaw Credit: ITV News

The body will now be be formally identified.

All three workers trapped in the wreckage are now thought to have been found.

Recovery teams found the body of Ken Cresswell, 57, also from Rotherham, was found on Wednesday and the body of Chris Huxtable, 34, from Swansea was recovered last week.

The disaster in February also claimed the life of Mick Collings.


Body found from Didcot Power Station is thought to be John Shaw

Nearly 6 months after Didcot Power Station collapsed - The third and final body - trapped in the wreckage - has tonight been found

It's thought to be that of John Shaw, although no formal identification has yet taken place. Natalie Boare has the very latest details.

Final body recovered from Didcot power station

Credit: ITV NEWS

Thames Valley Police believe we have located the last missing man from Didcot power station this evening.

The family of John Shaw, who was still missing at the site, has been informed as have the families of the other men who had been missing and all are being supported by specially trained Thames Valley Police officers.

The contractors have paused the removal of debris so that specialists from Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and the South Central Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), can enter the site.

The safe recovery of the body will take place and the Disaster Victim Identification process will commence.

The person has not yet been formally identified and this will be a matter for the coroner, although it is believed to be John Shaw.

He is the last of the four men to be located following the collapse of the boiler house at the Power Station in February this year.

Michael Collings was found soon after the collapse of the building. Christopher Huxtable was located on 31 August, Ken Cresswell on Wednesday (7/9) and the last of the four missing men, believed to be John Shaw, was located earlier today (9/9).

Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of all four men and we would ask that their privacy is respected during this incredibly difficult time.

Didcot Power Station collapse: body identified

The body of Ken Cresswell, left, was removed from the site yesterday Credit: ITV News Meridian

Police have named the body of a man found in the collapsed wreckage of Didcot Power Station.

Ken Cresswell, who was 57, died after the boiler house at the defunct plant partially collapsed in February. His body was found on Wednesday. A guard of honour took place on Thursday morning as his body was taken away from the site.

The body of John Shaw, 61, is still missing. The search will continue.

VIDEO REPORT: Families' agony as they wait to confirm identity of second Didcot body

One body is still to be found Credit: PA

It's been another sombre day for Didcot as the body of one of four men who died when the Power Station collapsed in February, was recovered.

Side-by side emergency teams formed a guard of honour to pay their respects as he was brought out.

Last week demolition worker, Chris Huxtable was recovered. It means rescue teams have one body left to find amongst the twenty thousand tonnes of rubble.

Cary Johnston has been at the site today.


VIDEO: Sombre moment a second body is taken away from Didcot Power Station

A guard of honour took place as the body of a second man was taken away from Didcot power station at 6.15 this morning

The families of Ken Cresswell and Jon Shaw are waiting for news Credit: ITV

Relatives of Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, have been informed.

Identification will now take place.

A third man, Christopher Huxtable, 34, of Swansea, who had also been missing since the partial collapse, was recovered at the power station on August 31.

The body of Michael Collings, 53, had previously been recovered from the wreckage.

Didcot Power Station: Guard of Honour for recovered body

A guard of honour was held early this morning Credit: Thames Valley Police

A ceremonial event has taken place this morning as the body of a man killed in the Didcot power station collapse was removed.

Four demolition workers died when the boiler room fell down six months ago, the bodies of three had been trapped ever since. The body of Chris Huxtable, 34, was recovered last week.

The body is believed to be that of Ken Cresswell or John Shaw

The families of the two missing men, Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, were present as the emergency services and workers formed a Guard of Honour.

Also present were members of Thames Valley Police, the Ministry of Defence, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, RWE and Coleman and Company.

Formal identification of the body is yet to take place.

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