Last night, Vicky paid tribute in the House of Commons Emergency Debate to the teams of professionals involved with the Thurrock tragedy, many of whom are based in Chelmsford.
“This is indeed a terrible tragedy and, of course, our hearts go out to all the families concerned. I thank my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary for praising the outstanding professionals in our emergency services. I also thank all those at Chelmsford magistrates court, where the case has been heard this morning; the Essex coroner and her deeply dedicated team, who are based in Chelmsford; all those working on the investigation at Essex police headquarters, which is also in Chelmsford; and the staff at Broomfield Hospital, which is just outside my constituency in the Saffron Walden constituency but is nevertheless where many of my Chelmsford constituents work—I understand that the bodies of the victims have been taken there. It is very clear that this incident will impact on very many people.”
Click here for the full exchange in Parliament: Link to Hansard: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-10-28/debates/4B217694-62CB-4619-9A99-A810081808CD/MajorIncidentInEssex#contribution-22F6F7DA-87BE-4E74-A7E6-6CEFE1318013