Charges to be brought over Didcot disaster

Number of individuals facing corporate manslaughter charges.

An evidence file has been passed to prosecutors by police investigating the fatal collapse of Didcot Power Station.

At a pre-inquest review hearing at Oxford Coroner’s Court, Det Ch Insp Craig Kirby gave an update in Thames Valley Police’s investigation.

He said it was looking at charges of corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, and serious health and safety breaches.

Det Ch Insp Kirby told coroner Darren Salter the file was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service on 29 December.

He added: “A number of individuals and companies suspected of committing offences have been identified and interviewed under caution.”

He said so far officers had carried out 1,921 witness interviews and there was not yet an expected completion date for the investigation.