Body found in search for two missing Rotherham men after Didcot Power Station collapse

File photo dated 24/02/16 of an aerial view of Didcot Power Station, Oxfordshire, where a body has been recovered from the collapsed boiler house at Didcot power station, Thames Valley Police said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 31, 2016. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
File photo dated 24/02/16 of an aerial view of Didcot Power Station, Oxfordshire, where a body has been recovered from the collapsed boiler house at Didcot power station, Thames Valley Police said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 31, 2016. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Police have found the body of one of the two missing men following the collapse of Didcot Power Station.

The search has been ongoing to find either Ken Creswell, aged 57, or John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham, demolition workers who have been missing since the power station building partially collapsed.

Tonight, Thames Valley Police announced they have found a body and have informed the families of both men - but the body has not yet been identified.

A statement released by the force said: “Thames Valley Police believe we have located one of the two missing men from Didcot power station today (7/9).

“The families of the remaining two missing men, Ken Cresswell and John Shaw, have been informed and 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, Fire and Rescue’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and the South Central Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Recovery 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.

“Our thoughts remain with the families of Ken Cresswell and John Shaw and we would ask that their privacy is respected during this incredibly difficult time.

“The body of Christopher Huxtable was recovered at Didcot Power Station on Wednesday 31 August.”

The body of Michael Collings, 53, who was also killed by the disaster, has been recovered from the wreckage.

The building was previously too unstable to be approached and a 50-metre exclusion zone was set up around the site.