The body found in Didcot power station wreckage has been identified

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The body of a man found in the collapsed wreckage of Didcot Power Station has been identified as that of Ken Cresswell, police said.

Cresswell, 57, from Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, died after the boiler house at the defunct plant partially collapsed in February.

flowers at the scene at Didcot Power Station (Steve Parsons/PA)
(Steve Parsons/PA)

Thames Valley Police said he had been formally identified after his body was found on Wednesday and his family had been informed.

The body of another man, John Shaw, 61, also from Rotherham, is still missing in the wreckage.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with his family and also with the family of the remaining missing man, John Shaw, and we would ask that their privacy is respected during this incredibly difficult time.

"A joint Thames Valley Police and Health Safety Executive (HSE) investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances which led to the collapse of the boiler house and the subsequent deaths."

The body of a third man, Christopher Huxtable, 34, of Swansea, was recovered on August 31.

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