Didcot investigation “could run for years…”

Police expect to interview more people under caution.

More people will be interviewed under caution in the coming months as a multi-million pound investigation into the collapse of the Didcot power station continues.

Giving an update on the case, Thames Valley Police (TVP) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have conceded that they never expected it to go on so long but said the complexity of the incident and the amount of evidence was ‘almost unprecedented’.

Police are still considering bringing charges of corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and serious health and safety at work offences.

Assistant Chief Constable Jason Hogg, the gold commander for the operation, said: “We have interviewed a number of parties under caution.

“I have no doubt in the months to come we will be seeking to interview additional people for potential criminal offences.

“From the evidence we have gathered we think there’s sufficient grounds to conduct a criminal investigation but that will be a matter for the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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