The two authorities behind the ‘almost unprecedented’ multi-million pound investigation into the collapse of the Didcot power station will interview more people under caution over the coming months.
Giving an update on the case, Thames Valley Police (TVP) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also paid tribute to the men who died and their families.
A minute’s silence will be held today to mark the two years since Didcot was rocked by the partial collapse of Didcot ‘A’ power station.
Families, politicians and the people of Didcot will fall silent at 11am in respect of the four workers who died in the tragic building collapse on February 23, 2016.
The community vows never to forget and the Didcot Town Council flag will be flown at half-mast.
A frustratingly long investigation into what happened, why and who was responsible continues, 732 days since that fateful day.
The body of 53-year-old Mick Collings, from North Yorkshire, was found on the same day as the collapse.
But the bodies of Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham, and Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, remained in the
rubble. It took 201 days to find and recover the bodies of all three men.
TVP and the HSE admitted they did not expect the investigation to go on this long. Nearly 2,000 witness statements have been taken and many more are to be conducted, the Force confirmed.
Police Assistant Chief Constable Jason Hogg said: “Our thoughts today are with the family and friends of the men, as well as with those who were injured as a result of the collapse.
“We continue to offer support to the affected families, and provide them with regular updates on the ongoing investigation.
“They are at the centre of everything we do while we investigate the circumstances of the collapse.”
He added: “This is a highly complex and almost unprecedented investigation in terms of scale and the volume of evidence that has been collected so far.
“I am aware of the need for answers as soon as possible, however we have a duty to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the collapse and we will not compromise on this.”
The site is still a crime scene and a police scene guard remains 24/7.