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Victims of Thames Valley road accidents commemorated at service

  • 17 November 2013
  • From the section England
St Mary the Virgin Church, Thame
In 2012 78 people were killed in traffic accidents in the Thames Valley

A service has been held to commemorate victims of traffic accidents in the Thames Valley area.

Organised by Thames Valley Police, the multi-faith service is held annually to offer support to the families of those who have been killed.

Force chaplain, David Wilbraham, said: "This service provides a place for those affected to remember and commemorate their individual loss."

The service was held at 15:00 GMT at St Mary the Virgin Church in Thame.

Readings and prayers from different religions were given by police officers, fire and rescue workers, paramedics, ambulance technicians and hospital staff.

The Bishop of Dorchester, the Right Reverend Colin Fletcher, led an act of commemoration during the service.

In 2012, 78 people were killed in traffic accidents in the Thames Valley Police area of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, according to the force.

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