UPDATED RWE STATEMENT 21:40hrs - Didcot Incident

We can confirm that shortly after 4pm this afternoon part of the Boiler House at our former Didcot A Power Station site in Oxfordshire collapsed while an external demolition contractor was working in it.

It is with great sadness that we understand that there has been one fatality, five people have been taken to hospital and 3 people are currently missing and unaccounted for.

Our thoughts are with the families of all those involved in this tragedy. We will provide updates as we receive them.

We are working with the emergency services who are currently on site to understand the cause of this collapse.