Two workmen were treated for minor injuries after the partial collapse yesterday afternoon of a walkway serving HMS Belfast moored on the Thames near Tower Bridge.

The walkway is constructed partly from scaffolding members and appears to have sheared at the point it joins with the ship. It came to rest partially submerged in the water.

One report states work was being undertaken by 3 workmen just before the incident, more than 100 people on board were evacuated using small craft.