Victims of Thames Valley road accidents commemorated at service

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.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More England stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • Man holding lipWitch hunt

    The country where a writer accused of blasphemy must run


  • Espresso cupNews quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?


  • A woman's stomach with the words "I love IDF"'War porn'?

    Support - and disdain - for women posting sexy selfies for the IDF


  • Malaysian plane wreckage in UkraineFlight risk

    How odd is it to have three plane crashes in eight days?


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Canada.Hidden rail trip

    Canada's tiny, two-car shuttle is a train lover's dream with scenic views

Programmes

  • Leader of Hamas Khaled MeshaalHARDtalk Watch

    BBC exclusive: Hamas leader on the eagerness to end bloodshed in Gaza

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.