Police chief 'profoundly sorry' over handling of search for drowned teen
A police chief has said she is "profoundly sorry" for the lack of support given to the family of a teenage boy who drowned after going swimming.
The body of 16-year-old Ellis Downes was recovered from the River Thames late on Monday night by volunteer divers who responded to an appeal by his family, who said Thames Valley Police had failed to get their own divers to the scene.
The teenager from Harwell had not been seen since going swimming in the River Thames at Culham two days earlier.
In a video message, Thames Valley Police Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Ross said: "I am... read more
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