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PCC statement on major incident in Avonmouth

PCC Sue Mountstevens

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens comments on the events at Avonmouth today (3 December).

“My thoughts are with the loved ones of the four people who lost their lives in the devastating explosion in Avonmouth today.

“The families of those people, who were working at Wessex Water’s Bristol water recycling centre, have suffered a tragic loss and the impact of this awful incident will be felt by their colleagues and the wider community in Bristol.

“I’d like to thank the valiant efforts of the emergency services in attendance including our police officers, firefighters and paramedics, who contended with difficult circumstances when responding to this terrible tragedy.”

For updates on the incident, please visit Avon and Somerset Police’s website.