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Military to help Didcot power station recovery operation

The Home Office and Ministry of Defence have confirmed the military are to help support the recovery operation at Didcot Power Station.

It's now 15 weeks since the power station collapsed.

The news comes as the family of a man who's body is buried beneath the rubble are asking the Government to step in.

Ken Cresswell was working at the plant in Oxfordshire when it collapsed in February. His wife and three daughters say they're living through hell.

The bodies of two other workers are also underneath the twisted metal structure, which has been declared unsafe.

Katie Oscroft reports.

Family calls on Government to step in over rescue operation at Didcot power station

Three bodies have yet to be recovered following the collapse of Didcot power station Credit: ITV Meridian

The family of a man whose body has been trapped for 15 weeks beneath what remains of Didcot power station are calling for the Government to step in.

Ken Cresswell was working at the plant in Oxfordshire when it collapsed in February.

Two other men are also yet to be recovered. Mr Cresswell's wife and three daughters say they're living through hell.

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Work starts to find missing men at Didcot Power Station

Diggers are clearng the rubble at the Didcot power station site

Recovery teams have spent the day at Didcot Power Station carrying out work to find three men who are still missing, after part of a building that was being prepared for demolition collapsed.

Work began today after days of preparatory work to make the area safe. Heavy lifting equipment has been brought in to clear the area. One man was confirmed dead soon after the building collapsed nearly a month ago. Richard Slee has our report.

Demolition director thanks all involved

Mark Coleman, managing director of the specialist demolition firm Coleman and Company, also said it had been a job well done. He then thanked all the locals and hoped everyone enjoyed it.

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