Mourners pack crematorium to pay respects to Didcot collapse victim Ken

HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to pay their respects to Didcot power station collapse victim Ken Cresswell as he was finally laid to rest — more than seven months after the incident.

Demolition worker Ken Cresswell (57), from Clifton, died when the boiler house he was working on collapsed with him trapped inside on February 23.

His colleague John Shaw (61), from Kimberworth, Christopher Huxtable (33), from Swansea, and Mick Collings (53), from Teesside also died in the incident.

The bodies of Mr Shaw, Mr Cresswell and Mr Huxtable were only found earlier this month — almost seven months after the collapse.

Around 500 people attended Mr Cresswell’s funeral at Rotherham Crematorium on Tuesday, including Rotherham MP Sarah Champion, who has supported the families during their agonising wait for the men’s bodies to be found, and Mr Shaw's widow, Adele.

Mr Shaw's private funeral was held last week.

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